Vangelis Meimarakis

Meimarakis gives up parliamentary seat ahead of EU vote

New Democracy lawmaker Evangelos Meimarakis has given up his parliamentary seat ahead of European Parliament elections in May.
In a letter to House speaker Nikos Voutsis Thursday, Meimarakis said he would not make use of a recent amendment which allows MEP candidates to retain their seats in the Greek parliament.
The seat will be filled by Zoi Rapti.

PM should have sacked Polakis over controversial comments, Meimarakis says

Conservative MEP candidate Vangelis Meimarakis said Wednesday that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras should have ejected Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis from the government following his controversial remarks about a New Democracy MEP candidate who uses a wheelchair.

ND’s Meimarakis to give up MP seat ahead of Euro elections

New Democracy MP Vangelis Meimarakis is expected to give up his seat ahead of European Parliament elections in May where he will run as a candidate.
In comments made Wednesday, the 65-year-old politician said he would not make use of a new provision allowing lawmakers to run as candidates in European Parliament elections without having to give up their status as MP at home.

Meimarakis to lead ND Euro-election list

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced Sunday that Evangelos Meimarakis, his former rival for the leadership, will lead the party's effort in the elections to the European Parliament, in May 2019.

Mitsotakis had narrowly defeated Meimarakis for the top party post in January 2016.

Mitsotakis' announcement came on the last day of New Democracy's 12th Congress.

New Democracy leader Mitsotakis meets predecessor Meimarakis to talk tactics

Opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis was to meet his predecessor Vangelis Meimarakis on Monday following reports of differences of opinion between the two on the party's strategy and policies.

Mitsotakis was due to receive Meimarakis at his office in Parliament at 12.30 p.m.

10th New Democracy Convention: Mitsotakis says Greece needs ‘oxygen’

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of Greece’s major opposition party New Democracy, promised to ‘rebuild’ the party and enter ‘a truth pact’ with the people, during his address at the party’s opening day of its 10th Convention in Athens, Friday. ‘You gave me the mandate to build New Democracy from scratch’, he told party delegates.