“As of September the Greeks’ everyday life will be much worse,” main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in an interview with Antenna TV on Monday and expressed his certainty that the economy will not recover.
“Tsipras told us a very nice fairytale and now the citizens are turning their back to him,” noted Mitsotakis, he also claimed that “Tsipras gave everything and received nothing” noting that the agreement has not yet closed and the discussion for the debt has been postponed for sometime in the future.”
Referring to ND’s call for elections, he said that he is not in rush but the country essentially reiterating what he has said in the past about the government creating a damaging image for the country, he is preparing for the possibility of elections being called, stating, “he wants to take advantage of the time to get better.
Regarding the meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a few days in Luxembourg on the sidelines of the EEP event, Mitsotakis clarified that nobody urged him to support the govermnent’s policy. “Nobody has pressed me; I have not received any phone call indicating the stance I should keep. My obligation is before the Greek citizens. It’s me who must persuade Mrs. Merkel that we have another plan for the exit from the crisis.”
“My aim is ND not to become another ring in the chain of the governments of memoranda”, he concluded.