It was the Greek prime minister’s “political deadlock that forced him to put en end to the process of early national elections,” noted SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras during his speech at the island of Ikaria, it was reported on Saturday.
The main opposition party leader added that the Greek premier “did not suddenly discover the notion of national responsibility,” to decide on the matter of early elections.
Tsipras reiterated that “Mr. Mitsotakis and his policy were the multipliers of the crisis, the worst possible government at the worst possible time.”
He referred to the country’s “back-to-back negative records in inflation and price hikes,” while blaming government policies for “reduced incomes and profiteering by cartels, but also from the state itself “which refuses to reduce VATs.”
“In three years, the New Democracy government managed to leave behind only insecurity and despair. Within three years, their ideologies, their managerial incompetence and above all their serving of the interests of the oligarchy, leave behind a deeply wounded society,” Tsipras stressed, and he said he wanted to send a message from Ikaria that Syriza has a plan “to stand up despite the difficulties.”