The result for the leadership of the main opposition party, New Democracy, in Greece after Sunday's elections, must had brought waves of relief to the Brussels-Berlin axis. Brussels bureaufascists and Berlin directorate have now the best "backup" alternative in case that Tsipras administration attempt to diverge from the catastrophic policies imposed by the European Financial Dictatorship (EFD).
From Guardian :
Greek conservatives have elected Kyriakos Mitsotakis as their new leader, hoping he can revive their fortunes and challenge leftist prime minister Alexis Tsipras who is still popular despite opting for austerity. The conservative New Democracy party seeks to recover from its heavy election defeat in September, when Greeks re-elected Tsipras’ Syriza party amid capital controls on bank deposits and a harsh third bailout with the country’s foreign lenders. Mitsotakis, a 47-year-old reformist lawmaker and scion of one of Greece’s most influential political families, is expected to pile pressure on 41-year-old Tsipras before a crucial parliamentary vote on pension reform, as part of the first review of Greece’s bailout programme.
New Democracy ruled Greece alone from 2004 to 2009 but has seen its popularity wane during the debt crisis. The party lost an election in January that first brought Tsipras to power and a second one in September. An ex-banker who has been a critic of trade union practices and state waste, Mitsotakis has called Tsipras a liar but also hinted that he could cooperate with him on national issues on specific terms. His father Constantinos served as prime minister from 1990 to 1993 and his older sister, Dora Bakoyianni, was foreign minister from 2006 to 2009.
New Democracy initially opposed the country’s international bailouts, but after winning a parliamentary election in 2012 and forming a coalition with the socialist Pasok party, it brought in austerity and unpopular reforms demanded by the country’s international lenders.
Despite that Tsipras finally surrendered to the EFD after the financial coup against Greece last summer, the EFD executives (Merkel, Schäuble, Juncker, Draghi etc.) are not feeling very comfortable with the current Greek government, especially after the political developments in Portugal and Spain, where the most faithful to the neoliberal agenda bi-partisan establishment, has collapsed after the latest elections.
It is certain that they worry now about the possibility that Tsipras could manage to form a united front with other European forces, which would mean that the plan for the completion of the neoliberal experiment in Greece and its expansion throughout eurozone, might be put in danger.
The new leader of New Democracy, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is probably the ideal alternative solution. The man that could do the job, which is to apply accurately all the cruel neoliberal policies to the slightest detail, according to the Greek experiment.
Mitsotakis belongs to the team of New Democracy top members (Chatzidakis, Georgiadis, etc.), who are the most faithful to the neoliberal doctrine and absolutely dedicated to it. Under the pretext of "reforms", he will put a definite end to what is left from the social state in Greece, following consistently the timeline of the Greek neoliberal experiment.
His father, Constantinos Mitsotakis, served as prime minister from 1990 to 1993. He was the one who opened the road for neoliberalism in Greece. A path that the Socialist Kostas Simitis has faithfully followed later as a prime minister, after the capitulation of Bill Clinton with the banking capital and the deregulation of the US economy. Since then, the door for the destruction of Greece was wide open.
It is characteristic that after the announcement of the results for the new leadership in New Democracy, the media establishment made extended references to the winner (like someone who could really save Greece), while the internet trolls were propagating the estimation that a "new hope", or, "new age" starts for the country. This is at least ridiculous, considering that Kyriakos Mitsotakis is one of the most authentic representatives of the biggest political families in Greece. He is an authentic representative of the old political establishment that brought Greece in current situation.
Therefore, there is nothing new and nothing hopeful. Mitsotakis is just a secure "backup" for the Greek plutocracy and the euro-dictatorship, in case that Tsipras act this time "unpredictably" ...