Greek main opposition leader Antonis Samaras said on Monday that his party will support the government but will not adopt any measures presented.
Speaking in parliament, the New Democracy leader criticised Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for not properly briefing the Parliament regarding the ongoing negotiations and noted the government is “criticizing the opposition for the benefit of its own party members.”
“You strike us, who don’t govern, to warn your own people who don’t let you govern. You are not governing and the country is sinking,” Samaras said and wondered whether Tsipras convened the Parliament on Monday evening to make the opposition “partly responsible for a probable rupture, which is where you are leading the country.”
He also wondered whether SYRIZA’s component groups agree with the privatization of the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) or the airports and spoke of a “theatre of virtual negotiation”, the cost of which will be paid by the people.
Samaras said you cannot speak of a negotiation when you don’t present numbers and data, which the government refused to provide to the institutions’ technical teams.
Referring to Greece’s fiscal gap, Samaras warned that whatever cannot be covered by the budget will have to be covered by our partners with a new loan “because we cannot enter the markets yet” and concluded by saying the government signed the continuation of the bailout program on February 20 without getting anything and now it is threatening with a credit event.
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