ND accuses Tsipras of trying to ‘conceal tragic mistakes’ in economy through constitutional revision

New Democracy accused Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday of opening the issue of constitutional revision to divert the public’s attention from the “tragic mistakes” of the government’s economic policy which brought it back into recession.

“After devaluing constitutional institutions, attempting to manipulate the judiciary, stealing the powers of the [television regulator] NCRTV, restricting freedom of information and degrading parliamentary procedures, Mr. Tsipras brings back the issue of constitutional revision,” the party said in a press release.

“He does it for obvious reasons; to conceal the tragic mistakes which led again the economy in the doldrums and society on the verge of destitution,” it added, noting the prime minister should know the constitution is not “a game in his political arsenal neither a vehicle to create an impression”.