Kasselakis accuses gov’t of ‘institutional coup’ over changes to ADAE, ESR

Main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Stefanos Kasselakis on Thursday accused the government of attempting an “institutional coup” through its changes to the boards of the Hellenic Authority for Communication Security and Privacy (ADAE) and of the National Council for Radio and Television (ESR).

“An institutional coup! Without any consultation or debate, the government is attempting to change the composition of the boards of the ADAE and ESR. The target: to cover up its serious responsibilities for the phone tapping issues and press freedoms,” Kasselakis posted on the social media platform X, formerly Twitter.

“I call on them to stop. I call on all the parties to protect democracy in Greece,” Kasselakis concluded