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What Do Party Leaders Do Before Ballot Boxes Open?

What do party leaders do after a short but intensive election campaign, before the ballot boxes open? No, they don’t party. Not yet. They meet journalists, party officials and devoted supporters instead, and chat over drinks and food. In a rather relaxed mood, the leaders of  the small and big political parties organized  pre-ballot meetings and enjoyed the sunny day – the last day before the political storm.


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 PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos met with journalists in Thessaloniki, he chatted about the open party meeting at Syntagma Square and …football.

Alexis Tsipras, SYRIZA, invited journalists and aides for lunch at a restaurant in Monastiraki, in downtown Athens. He told them he was tired but in good mood.

Giorgos Karatzaferis met journalists, candidates and party officials at the coffee-shop of LAOS headquarters. As Karatzaferis announced yesterday that he had received a support letter by Russian president Vladimir Poutin, LAOS leader said they should drink votka and not ouzo. [Sidenote: Putin’s letter to Karatzaferis created some reactions, therefor diplomatic sources from Russia cleared that the letter was a formal custom and that Putin does not intervene in the elections process in Greece.]

Fotis Kouvelis, Democratic Left, enjoyed a meal at Zappeio area of downtown Athens with aides, party officials and party MPs.

Nea Dimocratia leader Antonis Samaras took a walk around the streets of Kalamata and spoke with the residents.

Aleka Papariga, KKE, paid a visit to the party stand in Lamprini, chatted with party members and supporters. 

Panos Kammenos toured Attica prefecture and thanked the volunteers of his campaign, many of them he had met via the social media.

PS I think the last three party leaders had a lunch too….

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