Mitsotakis accuses government of interfering with Justice in Novartis case

New democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis accused on Wednesday Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of interfering with Justice in the Novartis case in an effort to “get rid of” his political opponents, during a debate in parliament on whether to set up a committee to investigate the bribery allegations.

Mitsotakis said Tsipras is cultivating conspiracy theories and vulgarity in the political discourse, while turning public television into a tool of overt propaganda.

“Why do you exempt Mr. [Panagiotis] Kouroumblis from the investigation into the case? How can an active minister sign himself [a report saying] that his own potential breach of duty is statute-barred, and at the same time blame others who were ministers 10 years ago,” he asked.

He said the government is dangerous for democracy and reiterated his call for elections.