Party leaders are taking center stage

As the country enters the final stretch before the European elections on June 9, the constantly sharpening confrontation between ruling New Democracy and main opposition parties SYRIZA and PASOK is shifting to the level of political leaders.

Given that Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Stefanos Kasselakis and Nikos Androulakis, in one way or another, are stepping forward in the run-up to the elections, the focus is on the effort to highlight the weaknesses of the opponents with the goal of rallying their respective bases.

Prime Minister Mitsotakis accuses Kasselakis of lifestyle politics and incoherent speech, while slamming both him and Androulakis for steering clear of issues related to Europe and the significance of the European elections.

Speaking to Open TV on Wednesday, Mitsotakis denounced Kasselakis for engaging in "lifestyle populism that comes and intersects with...

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