Strength­en­ing the cen­ter-right

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The elec­tions for a new chief for the New Democ­racy party are an im­por­tant process that should not be al­lowed to de­gen­er­ate into a beauty pageant or pop­u­lar­ity con­test. What is im­por­tant is that the con­ser­va­tive party takes the op­por­tu­nity to re­new it­self, to reach out to so­ci­ety at large and to adopt con­tem­po­rary ideas and poli­cies. It is also im­por­tant that the process in­cludes as many vot­ers as pos­si­ble and not just those from the party’s hard core of sup­port­ers. We have all got into the habit of whin­ing about the poor per­for­mance of the coun­try’s par­ties and politi­cians as though we bear no re­spon­si­bil­ity what­so­ever and are merely vic­tims of fate. But the fu­ture rests in our hands and we need to take re­spon­si­bil­ity. So, any­one who un­der­stands the need for a strong cen­ter-right, pro-Euro­pean party should vote in the elec­tions for a new con­ser­va­tive chief.

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