Greece's defeated New Democracy party to hold leadership election

Reuters , Tuesday 22 Sep 2015

Vangelis Meimarakis
Acting leader on main opposition New Democracy conservative party Vangelis Meimarakis addresses lawmakers during a parliamentary session in Athens, Greece July 23, 2015 (Reuters)

The Conservative New Democracy party defeated in Greece's national election will hold a leadership election as soon as possible, it said in a statement on Tuesday.

Under interim leader Vangelis Meimarakis, the party was easily beaten into second place in Sunday's vote by the leftist Syriza party of Alexis Tsipras.

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