Statement By The US President On Greek Elections
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release April 10, 2000
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
I congratulate Kostandinos Simitis, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, and his PASOK party for their victory in the Greek legislative elections on April 9.
I also applaud Kostandinos Karamanlis and the New Democracy Party for running a fine campaign. The elections demonstrated yet again the vitality of democracy in the land of its birth, and should serve as an example to the rest of the world.
The election results, and the debates fostered
by the campaign, show a broad consensus in favor of the
course Greece has chosen: economic prosperity at home and
fuller integration with the European Union; leadership in
building stability in the Balkans and Southeastern Europe;
improved relations with Turkey; and progress toward a just
and lasting settlement on Cyprus. On these and other
issues, the United States pledges its continuing support and