ATHENS – Evangelos Meimarakis, the temporary leader New Democracy (ND), emphasized the need for national consensus at what he called a crucial period for Greece. In an interview in the newspaper Proto Thema he said he was certain that ND will come in first place in the upcoming elections. “Our ambition is to be the first party. We claim the first place again and I believe that the first place belongs to ND” he said.
Meimarakis did not rule out the possibility cooperation with SYRIZA after the elections.”At the moment we come first there can be a broader cooperation of the political forces of the European front for a four-year government based on a national plan for economic and social restoration.”
He declared that Alexis Tsipras “leads the country to disaster.”