“We are in trouble, on one hand there is the danger of a rift that will lead to a national tragedy and on the other it is the creditors’ package, mostly IMF, which is of unprecedented brutality and does not comply with SYRIZA’s program and the people’s mandate,” Greece’s Parliament Vice President Alexis Mitropoulos said in statements to Greek TV on Thursday.
Mitropoulos said he does not see an agreement before mid-June, adding that a progressive government cannot accept to implement the most harsh and despicable version of measures on salaries, pensions and taxes proposed by the country’s creditors. He admitted that some of the pre-election pledges were possibly excessive and added that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will not be able to avoid the ‘appeal to the people” in the future.
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