ND lead­er­ship race to take place Novem­ber 22 and 29

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New Democ­racy’s lead­er­ship con­test will be held in two rounds set for Novem­ber 22 and 29, the party’s elec­toral com­mit­tee de­cided yesterday fol­low­ing a marathon five-hour ses­sion.

Mean­while, the cam­paigns of the can­di­dates – cur­rent leader Evan­ge­los Meimarakis, ex-min­is­ters Kyr­i­akos Mit­so­takis and Ado­nis Ge­or­giadis, and Cen­tral Mace­do­nia Gover­nor Apos­to­los Tz­itzikostas – are heat­ing up. Mit­so­takis launched his cam­paign tour with a visit to Cyprus, as Tz- itzikostas in­au­gu­rated his Athens of­fices on Panepis­timiou Av­enue.

In-party ri­valry has not af­fected the con­ser­va­tives’ zero-tol­er­ance stance vis-a-vis the left­ist-led gov­ern­ment, which is draw­ing fire from all four. Meimarakis yesterday at­tacked Prime Min­is­ter Alexis Tsipras in the wake of an IMF re­port sug­gest­ing Greece may need ad­di­tional mea­sures worth 1.35 bil­lion eu­ros to cover its pri­mary deficit. “Don’t even think about bring­ing new mea­sures to Par­lia­ment," Meimarakis said.

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