Ex-min­is­ters to spear­head ef­fort to re­vive cen­ter-left

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For­mer PASOKmin­is­ters are gear­ing up for a new at­tempt to launch a party that will lo­cated be­tween SYRIZA and New Democ­racy on the po­lit­i­cal spec­trum, ac­cord­ing to sources.

Ex-mem­bers of Greece’s So­cial­ist gov­ern­ment, in­clud­ing Anna Dia­man­topoulou, Yian­nis Ragousis and Gior­gos Floridis, are set to work to­gether to launch a new cen­ter-left ini­tia­tive, pos­si­bly within the next cou­ple of weeks. In con­trast to pre­vi­ous ef­forts along these lines that failed, this project will not be cen­tered around a par­tic­u­lar fig­ure. In­stead, the aim will be to con­vince PASOK leader Fofi Gen­ni­mata and To Po­tami chief Stavros Theodor­akis to merge their par­ties and al­low a new leader to be elected by vot­ers.

Sources said that Theodor­akis is open to the idea but wants as­sur­ances that Gen­ni­mata is also on board be­fore he gives a firm com­mit­ment. The PASOK leader is thought to be much more skep­ti­cal about the idea.

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