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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-09-02

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  • [01] Parties react to snap election

  • [01] Parties react to snap election

    Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Secretary General Aleka Papariga, commenting on Wednesday evening on the premier's decision to hold a snap election, said it would take place with the government's responsibility due to the aggravated economic crisis.

    "The country's plutocracy, the businesspeople and, of course, both their parties, New Democracy and PASOK, are aiming from these elections, each for itself, the emergence of a strong government, a government capable of providing a breakthrough, not for the people, but for the unimpeded profit-making of capital. A government capable of taking new, more barbaric, more savage measures against the working people, at the expense of working people," she said.

    Papariga further said that "we must spoil their plans and early elections are a good opportunity. Neither ND nor PASOK are in a position to take measures for the people's benefit, they do not want, they cannot, and in this sense the only hope that the people have is to spoil their plans, to condemn both, to weaken them and bring the people, the popular movement a step forward, in a position of attack to confront the new storm that is coming."


    Coalition of the Left (Synaspismos) party leader Alexis Tsipras said "the only response to the crisis is a liberal programme that will build a shield of solidarity and social protection.

    "The Karamanlis government collapsed under the weight of its deadlocked policy," he said.


    Finally, Popular Orthodox Rally (LA.OS) party leader George Karatzaferis, commenting on the premier's address, said that "in a difficult situation the prime minister chose to escape. Fortunately, for the party and the country, reserves exist."

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