PES congratulates PASOK President Gennimata on her victory in the centre-left primary in Greece


Sergei Stanishev, Fofi Gennimata

The Party of European Socialists congratulates Fofi Gennimata, from our Greek member party PASOK, the newly elected leader of the united centre left in Greece.

PES president Sergei Stanishev said : 'I want to warmly congratulate Fofi Gennimata on her victory in the primary of the Greek centre-left this weekend. This primary was a brave and necessary move which has energized social democracy in Greece. Today's result is a clear and unambiguous victory, but it is also a real success for all progressives thanks to the important mobilisation and participation that it generated. I also want to congratulate all those who took part in these elections'.

'We have always campaigned for the unity of the social-democratic family in Greece and elsewhere in Europe. I am particularly encouraged by these developments. As more and more people recognize the need for a strong, progressive social-democratic core, this process of relaunch can be a real turning point for social democracy in Greece, and for the country as a whole. They can count on the PES’s continued support.'