The “Initiative of 58” organized an event yesterday in Kifisia, where a discussion regarding the upcoming elections of the European Parliament and the role of a greater center-left alliance took place. Amongst the 300 present in the event hall were Pantelis Kapsis, Andreas Papadopoulos, Grigoris Psarianos, Petros Tatsopoulos and Apostolos Doxiadis.
Professor Christos Rozakis, one of the more prominent members of the Initiative, stressed that Greece must not lose its sense of direction and that the center left is essential in helping Greece find its way. Mr. Rozakis stated that “political ideologies are not longer one-sided or exclusive” but stressed that the Initiative is not a political party.
DIMAR’s Andreas Papadopoulos explained that while he was pleased that elements of existing center-left parties PASOK and DIMAR had welcomed the initiative and supported the idea of a greater alliance between the parties, he urged for an even greater mobilization from center left political figures, in order to increase its influence.
The Initiative discussion was critical of both New Democracy and opposition leaders SYRIZA, with speakers accusing the two parties of populism and jeopardizing the country’s European perspective.