PM vows to take Greece to next level

Presenting his government's vision for the future in Parliament on Thursday, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis referred to the implementation of the fourth cycle of Greece's modernization. 

The first three, he said, which marked Greece's progress over the last century, were the "urban modernization" by the statesman Eleftherios Venizelos in the early 20th century, the modernization of the 1950s and 1960s which led to rapid post-war development and the "political modernization of the post-war period," which he said, thanks to New Democracy founder Konstantinos Karamanlis, "solidified democracy." "We are on the cusp of a new historical arc," he said, outlining a new national goal he called "multidimensional modernization," which constitutes the fourth cycle.  His speech also included references to socialist PASOK founder Andreas Papandreou and his successor Kostas Simitis.

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