Syriza President Stefanos Kasselakis to Join Greek Parade in Manhattan

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NEW YORK—SYRIZA's president, Stefanos Kasselakis, will march in the Greek Parade on 5th Avenue in Manhattan on Sunday, April 14, confirming reports by The National Herald regarding the intentions of the leader of the official opposition.

According to the latest information, Kasselakis will be in New York from Friday, April 13, until Wednesday, April 17. He will use his presence at special parade-related events and other meetings to connect with the Greek-American community in light of the expatriates' right to vote by mail and at polling stations in June’s European Parliament elections.

Information received by TNH indicates that Kasselakis will attend the Parade Marshals' reception on Saturday, April 14, at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel in Manhattan. He will be in the presence of a significant number of Greek-Americans and distinguished guests. On Sunday, he will follow the program of official parade events, initially attending the Doxology service at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, then the pre-parade reception at the Pierre Hotel, and finally marching with other officials on 5th Avenue.

The same sources note that on Monday, April 15, Stefanos Kasselakis will likely travel to Washington, DC, to meet with congressional and other officials. On April 16, he will be the keynote speaker at an open Greek-American event, for which the exact venue and start time have not yet been determined.

Kasselakis’ impending participation in the parade will mark the first presence of a political party leader at the New York parade, a major Diaspora event, since the then-leader of the official opposition, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, marched in 2016.

On the other hand, there are still no confirmations or definitive developments regarding the possible presence of the president of PASOK, Nikos Androulakis.

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