President of Republic Karolos Papoulias called the specific national elections crucial after exercising his voting right on Sunday at the northwestern Greek city of Ioannina. “I hope the Greek people who have a big experience will select the best to send them to the parliament. But, because I believe that the coming years will be years with problems, I would say that a unanimous confrontation and calmness must exist in order to face whatever situation. I believe and I reiterate it that the people, the Greek people have wisdom, knowledge and determination”.
Prime Minister and New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras voted at the city of Pylos, Messinia. After casting his vote he made the following statement “These elections will determine our future and for our children’s’ future. Today, we decide whether we will move ahead with strength, security and safety or we will get into trouble. An unprecedented large number of citizens are still undecided. They will be the ones that will determine the result. I am optimistic because I believe that nobody will put at risk the European course of our country”.
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras in a statement after casting his vote at a polling station at the Athens district of Kypseli stated «Today, the Greek people are called to complete this step for the return of the hope, the termination of the fear and the return of democracy and dignity in our country”. Tsipras also noted that “today we decide if tomorrow the troika will return to Greece for the measures Mr. Samaras has decided or if tomorrow the country will demand the return of dignity through a harsh negotiation”.