The new president of main opposition party New Democracy Kyriakos Mitsotakis is planning on carrying out a number of changes within the party, following his election on Sunday.
The first change came with the appointment of Nikos Papathanasis as the conservative party’s new director, while journalist and political scientist Makarios Lazaridis will be Mr. Mitsotakis’ press office director.
Adonis Georgiadis, who was also a candidate in the election and pledged his support to Mr. Mitsotakis after the first round, will have a greater role in the party and may be appointed as New Democracy’s spokesperson in Parliament.
A number of other MPs with a ‘liberal’ profile such as Makis Voridis, Kostis Hatzidakis, Lefteris Avgenakis, Miltiadis Varvitsiotis and Yannis Kefalogiannis are also expected to become more prominent and assume key roles.
It remains to be seen what will happen with Andreas Papamimikos, who will carry on serving as party secretary at least until the upcoming extraordinary conference, which may take place at some point in April.