No-nonsense reformer Mitsotakis takes over Greek conservative party

Candidate for the leadership of Greece's conservative New Democracy party, Kyriakos Mitsotakis casts his ballot at a polling station in Athens on January 10, 2016No-nonsense reformer Kyriakos Mitsotakis, son of a former prime minister, on Sunday beat the odds to become the new leader of Greece’s conservative New Democracy party after winning a nationwide vote. A scion of an influential political family from Crete, Mitsotakis, 47, defeated 62-year-old former parliament chief Vangelis Meimarakis who had been considered the favourite in the race after grabbing an 11.3-point lead in the first round of voting last month. To express all the forces that stand against the populism of an incompetent government,” said Mitsotakis, who was mobbed by supporters as he arrived as his political headquarters in Athens.

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