Mitsotakis reiterates his call for elections during prior actions debate

Main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis reiterated his call for an election on Friday, saying his party is the only one that can implement the changes required in Greece.

“Give a solution. Call elections. Only through elections can we have a government with momentum and credibility, determined to make the changes the country needs. The country needs a new government that will be able to demand from our partners the implementation of their commitments on the debt which they agreed on in November 2012,” he said during a debate in parliament on the prior actions demanded by the country’s creditors.

“I call on Mr. Tsipras to prioritize the responsibilities attached to his position and remind him that history judges us in retrospect, but society judges us every day,” he added.

He also accused the government of “systematically scorning” parliament, saying that “nothing can stop a government that doesn’t have the basic sensitivity and does not show respect for Parliament’s institutions and rules.”