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ND Leader Meimarakis Says Party Will Vote Against the Draft Bill

Main opposition leader Vangelis Meimarakis reiterated on Thursday his party’s intention to vote against the omnibus bill on prior actions which is being discussed at the parliament’s plenum.
“We will not accept as main opposition all those measures we managed to avoid as a government,” Meimarakis told parliament in his comment on the bill, adding that New Democracy will approve the articles which attempt structural reforms.
He accused the government of committing a “ruthless political fraud” noting that his party was the one which supported Greece in the July 22nd agreement by voting targets and timetables, but added “these measures are yours. Vote for them yourself.”
Meimarakis also said the new austerity measures bear the signature of Alexis Tsipras and the Defence Minister and junior coalition party leader Panos Kammenos. “The fairy tale that we voted these measures will end here,” he said adding that the government will unleash a tax raid on people. He reiterated his position that ND lawmakers will approve legislation that promotes growth, new investments, job creation, tackles corruption and undeclared labour.
Turning his attention to the open investigation into the wealth statements submitted by two members of the government, Meimarakis urged the prime minister to clarify the issue, noting that after this case the government has lost its so-called ethical advantage on corruption issues.
(Source: ANA-MPA)

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