Leadership issue emerges in New Democracy

Leadership issue emerges in New Democracy

Athens, January 30, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

Evangelos Antonaros has directly raised a leadership issue in New Democracy. “The ND has a great tradition. The presidents after each defeat, put themselves at the disposal of the party’s organs. Karamanlis in 2009, as you remember, launched himself with a clear statement the issue of his succession”, he said to ‘Parapolitika’.

Antonaros also criticised Samaras’ action to not delivery the Maximos Mansion to Alexis Tsipras in person.

“I’ve learned from my home to greet someone and see them off to the door”, he said.

On Thursday afternoon convenes the Executive Secretariat of the ND.

Meanwhile, Nikitas Kaklamanis, speaking to Step FM said: “My view is that ND should come forward and say that if SYRIZA wants Mr. Avramopoulos to be candidate, first we should say ‘yes’. He does not need our votes, but it wouldn’t be nice for a President that could be elected with over 200 votes to get less. My point, then, is that we must come forth, if that is what SYRIZA has in mind”.