ND chief slams gov't for sowing division

Conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis is accusing the left-led government of using smear tactics to deflect public attention from domestic woes and to galvanize support among its flagging audience. "In a fatigued and beleaguered society it is convenient for some to strut around looking for the next fight," Mitsotakis said in an op-ed in Kathimerini's Sunday edition.

The New Democracy leader said recent controversy over the government's decision to snub an international conference in Estonia on crimes committed by communist regimes was an example of the stunts employed by the administration, whose popularity has plummeted in polls, to shy away from the consequences of political and financial mismanagement. "It is clear that a government, stifled by problems of its own making…, is struggling to steer the conversation onto different ground," Mitsotakis said. "Its...

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