Main opposition leader asks for strong mandate in Greek elections, speaking at Heraklion
New Democracy leader Vangelis Meimarakis urged voters to give his party a strong mandate in the upcoming elections during a speech in the Cretan city of Heraklion on Wednesday.
Meimarakis, who is leading the party’s candidate ticket in the local constituency, told the crowd: “It is worth voting for New Democracy to elect, for the first time since 1993, a prime minister from Heraklion and Crete.”
While asking citizens to promote unity among Cretans, the main opposition leader thanked locals for their trust adding that they “are the popular, centre-right, liberal party.”
He also attacked SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras for the pledges he made in Heraklion before he was elected prime minister in January, saying that he misled the people.
He continued to say that voters must compare the promises the previous SYRIZA-ANEL government made with their actions, noting that there’s never been a prime minister who did so much damage in so little time.