Greek conservative pledges to restore economic stability

Vangelis Meimarakis (C), temporary leader of the New Democracy party, speaks to supporters and members of New Democracy party at the election campaign kiosk in Athens on September 19, 2015A bellicose former defence minister who took over Greece’s New Democracy party almost by accident, conservative chief Vangelis Meimarakis has pulled the party back into the spotlight on pledges of restoring economic stability. Less then seven months after New Democracy lost a confrontation with radical left party Syriza by 8.5 percentage points under a different leader, the 61-year-old lawyer has helped the party effectively pull even. “We have no more room for experiments,” Meimarakis said on Saturday.

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