The leader of the main opposition Alexis Tsipras received the former president of the 2004 Athens Olympics organizing committee, Mrs. Gianna Angelopoulou-Daskalaki shortly after noon on Monday.
The two are said to have discussed upcoming conference that Mrs. Angelopoulou-Daskalaki will organized in the summer as part of the Clinton Global Initiative, which the former US President is expected to attend. Mr. Tsipras has not committed to participating or speaking at the conference, however nothing can be ruled out.
Mrs. Angelopoulou-Daskalaki’s move has widely been interpreted as an initiative with ulterior political motives. She also avoided answering any questions regarding the upcoming Presidential elections.
Recently Mrs. Angelopoulou-Daskalaki expressed her support for SYRIZA in an interview in the Kathimerini newspaper, which was considered a pleasant surprise at the opposition party.
In the late 1980s Mrs. Angelopoulou-Daskalaki was actively involved in the political life in Greece with New Democracy and was initially elected as a municipal councilor and later as an MP.