"The sovereign Greek people spoken," New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday, in his first statements after the elections. He thanked the voters for their generosity in giving him a strong mandate with a majority government, noting that "ND's victory is a victory for Greece and every Greek." "I will be the prime minister of all Greeks. I will work to convince our fellow citizens who did not support us. We are too few to be divided and we have a lot to do together. I am taking over the governance with awareness of the difficulties ahead. I have faith in my abilities and I will complete my mission," he said. "I am aware of the difficulties. I draw strength from the people, from this great stream. [The result] was not an expression of their will to end a painful cycle. It was the desire to take our fortunes into our own hands. I feel the need to address the Greeks abroad. I will not ask you to return. I am asking you to turn your eyes toward Greece. From now on we are working to change the country you had to abandon. The Greeks deserve better," he underlined.