Main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis during his pre-election speech in Peristeri district, Athens, Wednesday, May 22nd 2019. ANA-MPA, Alexandros Vlachos
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis referred to the Athens distict of Peristeri, where he began the party’s main campaign speech on Wednesday, as “the nation’s crucible, which I strive to represent, and also provide solutions for.”
“I am here to unite all Greeks, and for us to become the frontrunners of a major political change together,” the main opposition leader added.
He also asserted that New Democracy will win the elections because “citizens will respond to the fear, the insecurity, to the Prespes Agreement” between Greece and North Macedonia. He went on to say that in four days Greeks will “do away with SYRIZA and vote for dignity, truth, change, hope, and for taking Greece forward.”
New Democracy is all for welfare policies, and aims towards gowth and new jobs, said the party’s leader, and promised that top-grade students in the Peristeri district will benefit from the University of Western Attica, which will become a model academic institution for applied sciences.
“On May 26, send the bill to SYRIZA,” Mitsotakis said, referring to the government’s supplementary (“13th”) pension payouts, and added that “these are nothing more than bonuses, and pensioners realised they lied to them when they visited cash dispensers.”