New Democracy

Opposition leader calls for a 'strong result' on May 26, leading to snap polls

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday called for a "strong result" in Sunday's elections for European Parliament and local government that would compel Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to call general elections early instead of in October when the leftist government's term expires.

New Democracy to campaign for UN, EU recognition of Pontian genocide.

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis condemned the near lynching of a 29-year-old Sunday school teacher in Thessaloniki after the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of the Pontian genoicide even as he announced that his party has petitioned the UN to recognise, the genocide.

Greek election preparations in Athens

A woman sits at a bus station as a man walks in front of an election kiosk of the main opposition New Democracy party during pre-election preparations in central Syntagma square, in Athens, Saturday. Greece will hold local elections at the same time as European Parliament polls on May 26, followed by a national vote expected in October. [EPA]