Stavros Dimas emerges as presidential candidate frontrunner

Stavros Dimas emerges as presidential candidate frontrunner

Athens, December 9, 2014/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras announced on Tuesday that former Foreign Minister and former European Commissioner Stavros Dimas will be a candidate for President of the Republic, in all three rounds of the upcoming elections.

In his announcement Mr. Samaras noted that “although the country’s economy had been stabilized, clouds of political uncertainty appeared once again on the horizon. The government did what it had to do in order to lift the uncertainty and fully restore political stability.”

“With the election of the President of the Republic at the end of the month, our country will be ready to enter the post-memorandum era,” the Prime Minister underlined.

“We chose Stavros Dimas because he is a person esteemed by the Greek society and the international community. He will be a candidate in the three electoral processes,” Mr. Samaras said.

Earlier in the day, Mr. Antonis Samaras held a meeting with Stavros Dimas.

After the meeting, Mr. Dimas was asked whether he will run for President of the Republic and he replied laconically that the decision is up to PM Antonis Samaras.