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Athens News Agency: News in English, 07-06-19

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  • [01] Papandreou: PASOK readying for election

  • [01] Papandreou: PASOK readying for election

    Main opposition PASOK leader George Papandreou on Tuesday again reiterated his criticism of the government on several fronts, this time in an address to his party's Parliamentary council, where he added that PASOK would be on a "campaign footing throughout the summer".

    Papandreou briefed PASOK's MPs on his recent tours around the provinces, saying he ascertained a feeling of "optimism" due to "PASOK's systematic work". Conversely, he referred to an "opposite effect" by the prime minister's recent tours.

    Regarding the recent furor regarding an incident of police brutality at a central Athens precinct, Papandreou referred to an "unacceptable situation" vis-?-vis citizens' safety, along with violations of human rights and the country's loss of credibility on the international stage from the incident. He also again charged that a "politicization" of the police force has led to favoritism and a lack of meritocracy, something he said is the current government's responsibility.

    Moreover, he again criticised the government over the Vodafone mobile phone tapping case and ongoing bonds affair, saying a "cover-up" exists over the latter.

    He said PASOK will table a proposal for a Parliamentary committee of inquiry into the bonds affair, which if rejected, will be established by PASOK once it is in government.

    Finally, he said the government was promoting a "pseudo-dilemma" in asking why PASOK was dealing only with the bonds affair and not its programme.

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