“The transition from the collapsing military dictatorship to a Democracy – a model for that time – was a real feat,” main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in his message for the 42 years since the restoration of democracy in Greece.
“It took political courage, credibility and the seriousness of a leader, Constantinos Karamanlis, and the political maturity of the people to achieve this transition smoothly,” he underlined stressing that these must also be the characteristics of our present democracy: seriousness, credibility, truth.
The leader of the main opposition noted that what the country needs is leadership that is moving beyond petty interests, opportunism and populism.
“However, nowadays the opposite applies. Instead of big decisions of truth, based on national interest, we have policies of deception and party interests that lead nowhere. They do not solve problems, they create more problems. They do not offer perspective, they lack perspective. These old ways of governance should end once and for all. This is considered necessary for Greece’s restart. It is fundamental for a substantive and not a pretext national consensus, as the majority of our people want,” Mitsotakis underlined.