Greece’s lenders pressure the party leaders forming the coalition government to put down their signatures under the new loan agreement, the new Memorandum of Understanding containing austerity measures that will elimination large parts of the Greek society, threatening ‘No signature, No Money’. Here comes one of the coalition gov’ partners, far-right LAOS, and proposes to give his verbal commitment instead his signature.
“I will give in in all issues but not in our national pride,” LAOS chairman Yiorgos Karatzaferis told the Greek Parliament. Furthermore he stressed that only the Prime Minister should put his signature, while the Troika should accept the leaders commit themselves with their “political honor”.
“This loan agreement should be signed by the prime minister because that what the Troika demands, i.e. the signatures of the political leaders, will be met with strong reactions, first of all out of principle”, Karatzaferis said, adding “We will commit ourselves with our political honor, but nobody should expect a signature of humiliation.” (source: TO VIMA)