Citizens with their vote yesterday chose to have both a strong government and a strong opposition.
“Mr. Tsipras bankrupted the name of the Left with the policies that he implemented and saddled the economy with an extra 200bn euro burden,” Gennimata declared, without
Whereas for months she adamantly ruled out entering any coalition government, the Movement for Change leader said she could give ND a 'tolerance vote', allowing it to get a confidence vote and govern.
Nevertheless, the poll indicates that nearly half the electorate (47 percent) wants a coalition government rather than single-party New Democracy rule.
She has lambasted PM Alexis Tsipras’ attempted shift toward Social Democracy as yet another ruse – glaring carbetbagging that aims to further pillage her party’s electoral base.
In terms of voter intention of those who declared they have decided which party they will vote for, the spread between SYRIZA and New Democracy is 7.7 percentage points
Kaminis is a centre-left politician who started out as the Greel Ombudsman and first gained election as Mayor of Athens in 2004 with Pasok backing and was re-elected in 2009.
The party had cultivated a progressive reformist image with an emphasis on liberal principles, meritocracy, and a restructuring of the productive base of the economy with a focus on agriculture, renewable energy sources and tourism.
'We must not examine only the individuals, but also the programme, which is to say an end to austerity, a social Europe, and emphasis on climate change,' diplomatic sources quoted Tsipras as saying.
'We lost the battle but the war still lies ahead and we do not have the luxury or the right to retreat,' the PM said.
The result is a harsh defeat for SYRIZA and a crushing defeat for PM Alexis Tsipras who single-handedly ran the campaign, criss-crossing the country and running on a class-based platform
'Above all, our objective is to bolster the social economy – including agricultural cooperatives and energy communities,' the finance minister said.
In the 13 prefectures of the region of Macedonia SYRIZA is trailing New Democracy by a whopping 14.3 percentage points, whereas the differential is only 4.2 percentage point in the country’s remaining prefecture.
Now the electoral victory of the socialists in Spain and the trouncing of the right-wing People’s Party are being exploited ahead of the upcoming electoral races in Greece.
It is a dishonour for any politician to invoke a law that protects ministers from prosecution by requiring that Parliament lift his or her parliamentary immunity.
'The worst thing [SYRIZA has done] is the botched handling of the economy in 2015, and that led to the signing of the third bailout memorandum. The result was the decimation of the middle class.'
The government is trying to keep the case in the news as a scandal even though it appears to be the biggest case of scandal-mongering of the last years.
SYRIZA ignored the fundamental political principle that bridges are built through agreement on a political programme and not by political pillaging.
The Movement for Change has the historical responsibility to bolster its part of the political spectrum. It also has a duty to block the predominance of the populist Left which SYRIZA expressed.
The centre-left is backed by citizens who are not represented by conservative or populist forces, whatever banner those forces may raise to lure them.
With the same ease that Mr. Tsipras governed with the populist right and still relies on it he now sees his coming electoral defeat and is trying to transform himself into a radical socialist.
A whopping 67 percent replied that the Prespa Agreement will greatly affect the electoral outcome.
Extreme right-wing Chrysi Avgi places third with 8.6 percent followed by the Movement for Change (7.9 percent), and the Greek Communist Party (6.7 percent).
Gennimata is reacting to Tsipras’ open efforts to attract centre-left voters and to create a “progressive front” that will pillage her party’s erstwhile electoral base.
Gennimata expelled from the party the leader of the small, cooperating Democratic Left party, Thanasis Theocharopoulos.
Skopje says that the amendments will be incorporated in the country’s basic law once the Greek Parliament approves the protocol for FYROM’s admission to Nato.
Mr. Tsipras was greatly aided by the failure of efforts to unite the Greek centre-left – which sought to bring into a coalition Pasok, the Potami party, and the Democratic Left.
The centre-left Movement for Change and extreme-right, nationalist Golden Dawn are tied for third place with seven percent of the vote, followed by the Greek Communist Party (KKE) with six percent.