The snap election that was called was agreed between the government and Greece’s international creditors, in order to “remove” all those within SYRIZA who oppose the bailout, claimed Zoi Konstantopoulou in a Thursday evening interview on SKAI. Mrs. Konstantopoulou argued that “unfortunately” some were tasked with not only introducing the third “monstrous bailout”, but also to clear up and eliminate anyone who disagreed and opposed it.
During her interview she has highly critical of Alexis Tsipras and stated that he should have called the elections before the bailout agreement was reached. She also slammed him for ignoring the popular mandate. According to Mrs. Konstantopoulou, the President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos was also complicit in the creditor plan.
Regarding her alliance with Panagiotis Lafazanis’ Popular Union party in September’s elections, Mrs. Konstantopoulou explained that it was the first step in forming a new front. She also underlined that she is not interested in heading any political body.