New Democracy interim leader Evangelos Meimarakis is likely to organize party elections on August 30, 2015. This decision, however, could be facing opposition from within the party.
Meimarakis has taken over the reigns in New Democracy after Antonis Samaras stepped down following the July 5 referendum. Since then, the question of the next party leader had been mostly set aside -at least publicly- in favor of focusing on the bailout deal the Greek government is trying to finalize.
According to reports, Meimarakis plans to announce party elections on August 30.
However, Greek newspaper “Kathimerini” reported that New Democracy officials and members, as well as affiliated organizations such as ONNED, the New Democracy Youth Organization, will mobilize to prevent Meimarakis from calling the elections and will instead urge him to keep his position as interim leader for a longer time.