Greek opposition picks new party leader

Kyriakos Mitsotakis was elected leader of the Greek conservative opposition New Democracy party Sunday, officials told broadcaster ERT.

The 47-year-old secured more than 51 per cent of the vote in a run-off election against outgoing leader Evangelos Meimarakis, who called the vote after the party suffered defeat in September parliamentary elections.

Some 325,000 party members cast votes.

Last update: Mon, 11/01/2016 - 00:27
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