Top party leaders in blame game ahead of Greece’s national elections


With only a couple of days before Greece’s national elections on May 21, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and leader of the opposition SYRIZA party Alexis Tsipras have given speeches, pointing the finger at each other for the country’s weaknesses.

According to, Mitsotakis slammed the SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance during a speech at Thessaloniki’s Palais des Sports arena on Thursday evening, stating that it failed both as a governing party but also as the opposition.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis

He stressed that despite the pre-electoral maxim of ‘justice everywhere,’ Tsipras “keeps fellow politician Nikos Pappas – who was (unanimously) convicted in the special court – as a close associate.”

Mitsotakis also referred to PASOK-Kinal leader Nikos Androulakis, saying that he is “rejecting as prime minister the person Greek voters choose.”

For his part, Tsipras spoke at Syntagma Square in Athens on Thursday evening and warned Mitsotakis that justice will be served for those responsible for the deep state.

Alexis Tsipras

The main opposition leader also accused the New Democracy leader of turning Maximos Mansion “from a hall of democracy to one of a deep state and wiretappping, trapping half the political system, the military leadership, journalists, and business people.”

Tsipras stressed that on Sunday, Greece will turn a new page, leaving behind the state of injustice, price-gouging, and inequality.

“On Sunday, justice will return to Greece and the Greek people will speak and write history,” Tsipras said.





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