The voices of angry lawmakers could be heard in the corridors of the Greek Parliament. Inside the room where the parliamentary committee investigating the involvement of former finance minister George Papakonstantinou in the Lagarde list was examining a witness, blood was boiling and tension was high.
Markogiannakis, Kapernaros, Georgiadis, Constantopoulou
Reason for the outrage was the intention of committee chairman to end the examination of former finance ministry general secretary Spyros Plaskovitis.
The dialogue leaked to the media was like that:
Markogiannakis (ND) chairman: no other questions, the meeting is concluded
Kapernaros (INDEPENDENT GREEKS): We have more questions, it is important for the substance
Georgiadis (ND) toKapernaros: You posed 400 questions, the 401th question would mean covering up the case?
Constantopoulou (SYRIZA) to Plaskovitis: Do not get up and leave, it is illegal …
Markogiannakis: I am the chairman, the meeting is concluded
Constantopoulou: I accuse you for harboring and concealing a criminal
Georgiadis to Constantopoulou: You see yourself as the chairman of a People’s court to slaughter people as back then
Markogiannakis (leaving): I can’t take it anymore, this situation is incredible
During the verbal confrontation Kapernaros hit his hand so hard on the table that he broke his finger and was taken to the hospital.
Kapernaros: “it was a bad moment”
Later, Markogiannakis told reporters that he will ”either get a heart attack or a brain stroke”…
PS I hope the unjured MP won’t claim ‘compensation’ or some kind of benefit for sufferin gan accident during work…