Gov’t sources slam Venizelos for criticising Gennimata tactics on constitutional revision

In an attack on PASOK MP and former finance minister Evangelos Venizelos on Sunday, government sources noted that his criticism of efforts to revise Greece’s constitution were linked to a desire to protect the old political system from the investigation of scandals committed during its heyday.

“Mr. Venizelos’ effort to convince us that the law on ministerial responsibility does not bear his stamp and does not deliberately protect ministers, distinguishing them from the rest of the citizens, is noteworthy. Only he chose to make it on April Fool’s day,” government sources said.

“As for his threats and insults, he does nothing more than confirm that New Democracy’s decision to withdraw from the revision process is linked to the iam to protect the old political system from an investigation of the major scandals of the days when they were all-powerful, in the wake of the revelations about the Novartis scandal,” the sources said.

Venizelos had earlier attack PASOK leader Fofi Gennimata over her tactics on the issue, in a post on Facebook, noting that “some consider [Prime Minister Alexis] Tsipras an institutional interlocutor for the revision of the Constitution! We have seen his understanding of the Constitution, institutions, justice and operation of parliament in the last three years.”