New Democracy Leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis promises no deals with far right and far left after general elections

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New Democracy party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis vowed not to collaborate with the far right and SYRIZA, after the general elections during an interview on ANT1 TV on Monday night.

During the interview, Mitsotakis further clarified that his party will also not be collaborating with either Evangelos Venizelos or Yanis Varoufakis, following the first's rift with Movement For Change party (Kinima Allagis, KINAL) and Varoufakis' reported recent comments about a possible collaboration with ND.

New Democracy will also not be collaborating with far-right TV persona Kyriakos Velopoulos, who managed to capture a 4.2% at the Euro-ballot vote on May 26 with his Greek Solution party, he said.

Mitsotakis also expressed the wish that Velopoulos and the far-right party Golden Dawn do not make it into Greek parliament, the latter for the second time, and underlined that there was no possiblity of collaborating with SYRIZA after the general elections.

The ND leader said that his campaign around the country will not include large public gatherings, but rather he will he stage open discussions. The only exception, he said, will be a final open-air rally closer to the date of elections.

"We have to get in touch with the people and the young," he said, stressing that ND came first among the 17-24 age group and among civil servants in the Europarliament and local elections recently.