23 October, 2006
Main opposition Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) leader George Papandreou said on Sunday evening that the results of the second round of the local government elections "show a new start" and that "citizens have sent a clear message to the (ruling) New Democracy".
Reiterating his statements made last Sunday, the main opposition leader referred to a "change in the political scene" and an "abolition of the difference" between the ruling party and PASOK.
Papandreou also waged a broad attack against government policies saying that the election result "constitutes a rejection of the clientele rationale of the government". He also announced that his party and himself "will take an initiative in the near future on all problems faced by citizens and mainly in the education sector."
"The aim of the Movement, starting with the local government election results, is victory in the next general elections," Papandreou said.
PASOK political council to convene Monday: The main opposition Panhellenic Socialist Movement's (PASOK) Political Council will convene on Monday afternoon under the chairmanship of party leader George Papandreou, a party press release said on Sunday evening.
Source: Athens News Agency