Tsipras calls on ND leader to submit motion of censure

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis that when his party was government it signed for a 4.5 pct surplus target.

“We managed to reduce it to 3.5 pct,” the prime minister said and accused the leader of the main oppossition that he has not replied to the creditors’ irrational demands.

Moreover, Tsipras said that New Democracy is looking for figures to prove that the economy is underperforming while he accused Mitsotakis that during his visit to Berlin he created a negative climate for the Greek government. “You knew that you were facing a strategic impasse and you went to Berlin to create a negative climate for the Greek government,” the prime minister said and added: “I listened to your spokesman saying that your party would submit a motion of censure in case the programme review is not concluded by February 20” Tsipras said and called on Mitsotakis to submit a motion of censure in order to prove that the goverment is united and determined to take the country out of the crisis.

Meanwhile, the problem of crime is not new in Greece; it is a problem that we have been facing for a lot of years, Tsipras on Friday said in Parliament in reply to New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ accusations. Tsipras lashed out at the main opposition leader saying that he is making use of that issue for political purposes and stressed that what is important right now is the negotiation with the creditors.