Opposition Leader Mitsotakis Tells CNN ”Greece Will Be a Positive Surprise”

Kyriakos Mitsotakis speaking with CNN’s Julia Chatterley. Photo by Kathimerini

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greece‘s opposition leader and the president of the New Democracy party, gave an interview to the American network CNN on Monday in which he said that Greece will prove to be a ”positive surprise” over the next two to three years.

Mitsotakis granted the interview to Julia Chatterley while he was visiting the US East Coast, including the cities of Boston and New York.

The New Democracy party leads all the current political polls in Greece, and Mitsotakis is likely to become Greece’s next Prime Minister in 2019, since the general elections must be held no later than October of this year.

Mitsotakis claims in the interview that Greece faces a problem of over-taxation. To this end, he has pledged to reduce corporate taxes in Greece to 20 percent over his first term, and reduce the property tax, called ENFIA, by 30 percent.

The opposition leader declared that his party knows how to attract foreign capital to Greece, adding that ”I think Greece will be a pleasant surprise story after the next elections.”