Mitsotakis at Syntagma Square: Political responsibility will lead to national stability
Referring to the May 21 elections in which his party won all but a few regions of Greece, Mitsotakis said, "Greece is blue and will remain blue after Sunday's elections," and added that ND "represents all classes and all ages."
Speaking at his party's last political event before the runoff elections on June 25, the ND leader referred to specific actions of the party's policies that benefited young people, freelancer/independent business owners, and farmers. "It is no accident that our country is covered in blue," he said, referring to the party color, "showing its deeply popular nature." Voters turned their back to toxic campaigning and divisive politics "to reward a government that remains consistent between promises and actions, and honest before its mistakes," he said.
The ND leader said that citizens were aware of how many crises his first four-year government had to deal with, and the support it gave to society and the economy.
He also reiterated the party's basic goals for a second term: better wages, with a new public sector pay plan by the start of 2024; good-quality and free public health; an effective just and socially sensitive state; and a strong, secure Greece, with a completed border fence in the Evros River region and fulfilled defense procurement programs.
Greece is turning into a huge working site, including an emphasis on public transportation and projects moving ahead in Attica, he said, referring to Greece's most populous region.
"In uncertain times, Greece needs a government that will not depend on fragile majorities. The greater the citizens trust [us], the heavier I feel my personal responsibility is" toward them, Mitsotakis said, adding that on Sunday the responsibility will lie in voters' choices.