ND leader Mitsotakis calls for snap polls, says Greece in pre-election mode

The government should call snap elections for September if it believes that the country will be exiting the bailouts in August, said New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Friday.

“We are responding to the government’s propaganda and the so-called clean exit from the memorandums. If they mean everything they are hypocritically saying, why don’t they put the issue to the Greek people? If they believe they are telling the truth, let’s confirm the truth at the polls,” said Mitsotakis.

The party leader added that Greece has entered a prolonged pre-election period and that the country is at risk of going backwards as the government goes ahead with state hirings to boost popularity levels.