Leader of main opposition left-wing SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, reiterated his call on early elections on Monday arguing that the conservative New Democracy government has failed to handle the coronavirus pandemic and to the price hikes
Speaking at a conference on digitalization on Monday, Tsipras said that public trust in the conservative government has been irreparably damaged by failure to respond to the “dual challenge” posed by the Covid-19 and the inflation.
“Protecting human lives and social cohesion should be top priorities at the moment,” Tsipras said, adding that allowing the conservatives more time in power “carries risk” for the country.
On Saturday, during a debate on the budget 2022 and the Tsiodras-Lytras study on the death of Covid-patients outside ICUs, former PM Tsipras called for the resignation of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
Tsipras’ calls for Mitsotakis’ resignation started last Thursday, when the former PM accused the current PM that he lied in Parliament.
Mitsotakis, whose New Democracy party maintains a solid lead in opinion polls, has repeatedly rejected speculation of a snap vote saying that elections will take place at the end of his four year term in 2023.
Some gov’t minister has slammed Tsipras for calling on early elections amid a pandemic.