President Nicos Anastasiades, who was released from hospital on Sunday evening, tweeted a congratulatory message to center-right leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis who won the elections in Greece.
Anastasiades went home on Sunday evening following his hospitalization after he had hip surgery in late June. His doctor was “fully satisfied” with the progress, according to government spokesperson Prodromos Prodromou, who said the president will continue his physical therapy from home.
Hours later the president took to Twitter to congratulate Mitsotakis, the center-right New Democracy opposition leader, who surged to a decisive victory in general elections on Sunday.
“Congratulations and best wishes to the new Prime Minister of Greece. I look forward to our close cooperation and his first visit to Cyprus as Greek Government’s chief executive within the next ten days as we have discussed,” Anastasiades said.
Συγχαρητήρια και θερμές ευχές στον νέο Πρωθυπουργό της Ελλάδος @kmitsotakis. Προσβλέπω στη στενή συνεργασία μας και στην πρώτη του επίσκεψη στην Κύπρο ως Πρόεδρος της Ελληνικής Κυβέρνησης μέσα στο επόμενο δεκαήμερο, όπως συνεννοηθήκαμε. pic.twitter.com/JnrdzDK4l3— Nicos Anastasiades (@AnastasiadesCY) July 7, 2019
According to Kathimerini Greece, Mitsotakis said he would work during the summer and that his party does not require a grace period.
The newly elected prime minister’s cabinet will be announced shortly, while members will be sworn in on Tuesday and hold their first meeting on Wednesday.
Kathimerini also reported that neo-Nazi Golden Dawn was out of Greece’s Parliament after failing to reach the 3 percent threshold with 2.96 percent.