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Greek Gov't Spokeswoman: No Plans for Early Elections at this Time

gerobasiliThe government has no plans for a snap general election in the near future, the new deputy press minister and government spokeswoman Olga Gerovasili said on Monday, in an interview with ANA-MPA.
“Elections are not useful at this time and are not among the government’s intentions,” she said, predicting that more than 120 [government] MPs will vote in favor of the prior actions that Greece needs to pass on Wednesday for the 3rd bailout to proceed. “The issue for us is to not lose sight of the aim; it is self-evident that if two different paths continue to be followed, these paths will be divergent and not convergent if this goes on,” she said. Noting that the situation remains extremely changeable and fluid, Gerovasili said that elections would not help anything at this time.
She also noted that SYRIZA’s Parliamentary group had found itself facing a very harsh dilemma and the reactions were to some degree natural, “possibly because some do not appreciate to the same extent [what is] immediate and necessary and urgent.”
The spokeswoman suggested that the days that had since intervened will have helped make the urgency of the matter more apparent, as well as helping MPs overcome the initial shock.
“I believe that there is political maturity among the majority, at least, and this was reflected in the first vote also – I think it will be reflected now, as well. What we had to do was turn aside just before the edge of the cliff and that is exactly what we did. On the other side lay grexit and disorderly default with all that means, which I think would not be manageable,” Gerovasili said.
(source: ana-mpa)

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