Tsipras in censure motion: ‘You are finished politically’

Three days of discussion had proved “how justified were the waves of outrage and anger that swept through Greek society,” main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras said in Parliament on Sunday, accusing the government of failing “with a huge social, economic and human cost,” during the plenary debate on a censure motion tabled by his party.

Addressing Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Tsipras accused him of acting “as though you believe your own propaganda,” while adding that the citizens were now “immune to it”. He accused the prime minister of “living in glass bubble” protected by “flatterers”.
“It is time someone told you what is really happening in Greek society. Mr. Mitsotakis, you are finished politically but the worst thing is that you are living in your own parallel universe where everything is going well, because it is presented as going well by the mainstream media,” Tsipras said.

“You are finished, not only because you failed with huge human, economic and social cost in nearly all the crucial issues you handled. In the pandemic, the fires, high prices, the recent snow…but chiefly because at a time when you are failing resoundingly in everything…you continue in a provocative way to believe that you are not a prime minister who must be held accountable but a prince for whom power is a hereditary right.”