Main opposition conservative New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis, addressing today’s plenary session of parliament that is debating the omnibus bill that contains 50 measures demanded by Greece’s creditors in order to complete the ongoing bailout evaluation, declared that the government’s rhetoric about a clean exit from creditors’ supervision in August, 2018, is patently false.
Mitsotakis lashed out at the government, and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras personally, over what he called false promises and complete reversals of their electoral pledges.
Mitsotakis said that the government had accused its predecessors of being German collaborators and had said it would abolish bailout memorandums, but now is receiving the praise of creditors, because it is satisfying their every demand.
Mitsotakis claimed the government has hocked Greece’s future for the next five years, and asserted that it will proceed with new concessions if it remains in power until the end of 2018.
Each day that Syriza remains in power is hugely harmful for the economy, said Mitsotakis, adding that the Greek people now realise that, “the sooner this government leaves, the better for the country”.
“This government is like an operetta, which says one thing in the morning and another in the evening, and nobody trusts you anymore,” Mitsotakis said.
The conservative leader also said he will reverse various provisions in the omnibus bill, including cutbacks to family benefits, should he come to power.