Leader of KINAL, Fofi Gennimata, withdraws from leadership race due to health reasons

Fofi Gennimata, the leader of socialist opposition party Movement for Change (KINAL/PASOK) announced on Tuesday afternoon that she will not run in upcoming party elections for leadership due to health reasons.

Gennimata announced her withdrawal from the leadership race on a tweet in which she wrote: “The deterioration of my health that requires hospitalization and treatment does not allow me to run as candidate for the leadership of KINAL.”

Genimmata “was admitted to Evangelismos hospital on Monday night with ileus* symptoms, the hospital said in a statement. “Examinations revealed that the condition was due to the recurrence of the underlying disease,” the statement added.

The 56-year-old politician and former minister was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. The disease stroke again in 2018.