Samaras challenged to a debate with Tsipras over SYRIZA proclamations
With discussions over the possibility of early elections increasing, SYRIZA MEP Dimitris Papadimoulis challenged Prime Minister…
With discussions over the possibility of early elections increasing, SYRIZA MEP Dimitris Papadimoulis challenged Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to debate with the leader of the main opposition Alexis Tsipras, over the proclamations made at the TIF. The challenge to a debate came only a few days after New Democracy spokesman Adonis Georgiadis openly spoke of a bank run should SYRIZA come to power, with Mr. Papadimoulis calling for a serious approach to the matter.
The SYRIZA MEP, who made the challenge on a Monday morning appearance on Mega Channel, argued that a discussion should take place in Parliament in order to have a ‘responsible debate’ over SYRIZA’s recent proclamations. Mr. Papadimoulis added that the debate could be televised and stressed that Prime Minister Samaras has never invited the opposition leader to discuss SYRIZA’s proposals.
Former New Democracy Minister Yannis Michelakis who also appeared on Mega Channel responded that the PM has no problem appearing and discussing in Parliament, but claimed that such a challenge would be a spectacle. Mr. Michelakis also questioned which of SYRIZA’s proposals would be discussed, as senior party officers such as Dragasakis and Stathakis have varying opinions on the debt.