“He does not understand the pain of the average citizen” – different

Tsipras to Mitsotaki: “He does not understand the pain of the average citizen”

The president of SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, launched a new attack on the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, speaking to the main news bulletin of ALPHA. According to him, on the occasion of his visit to Ikaria, the prime minister “works with arrogance and lack of empathy and does not understand the pain and anguish of the average citizen.”

The former prime minister described the Ikaria issue as a “big issue”, adding that “this is the second time that the prime minister has been hit” and that “when a prime minister cannot comply with the measures he announces, he cannot inspire confidence in the Greek people.” ».

Mr. Tsipras added:

“It is not a mistake but arrogance. It did not bother me only that when you impose measures, which prohibit citizens from walking after 6:00 on weekends, you decide to eat with 30 nomads. But it is an image, that the average citizen does not feel what he is going through. What role did these music, the party, the trumpets play, what exactly is the prime minister celebrating? The 6000 dead, the anxiety of the citizens not to get sick? Does he make a pre-election type of character and let his people organize a reception with bastards? “

Regarding the pandemic in general, the president of SYRIZA accused the prime minister of managerial inadequacy and the contradictions of the ministers and added: “What I accuse him of is that he gives the impression that he is in another place and time”, while he opposed the holding of early elections , on the occasion of the pandemic crisis.


Answering a question from Ant. Schroeter if he accepts the risk of “sticking some people to such a gathering in the name of democracy?” Regarding the risk of transmission of the coronavirus, Mr. Tsipras replied:

“Of course, I accept the risk and that is why I think it would be right for the government not to pass such a bill that provokes significant social reactions in a state of emergency, in a pandemic.”

However, the SYRIZA president’s response to the Koufontina issue and the defense of the “rights” of the person convicted of terrorism and serial killings by his party officials caused a sensation.

Salos for the support of Koufontinas by 15 SYRIZA executives

Mr Tsipras answered the relevant question:

“It is clear to us, Mr Schroeter, that terrorism has no place in democracy. And it is clear to us that the Greek justice for the crimes against life of the organization “NOVEMBER 17” has been ruled.

At the same time, however, it is clear that in a democracy, the laws must apply to everyone and to the most miserable murderer, convicted. Laws must apply to everyone.

If there are some here who believe that laws should not apply to everyone, let them understand or wonder if in the end what they are doing with this obsession is to nurture hatred against democracy and not to suppress it. This is a crucial issue that I am raising at the moment.

So I think our position and attitude is clear. “Beyond that, when you see executives, citizens with the caliber of Vassilis Vasilikos, or Alkis Rigos being in favor of the rights of a prisoner, it does not mean that they are in favor of the acts he committed and for which he has been judged”.


Commenting on the interview of the leader of the official opposition, the Undersecretary to the Prime Minister and Government Spokesman Christos Tarantilis, said:

“So Mr. Tsipras takes the risk of people getting stuck in the marches. How can one be indifferent to the risks that this entails for the health of citizens?

How hypocritical is it to accuse the Government of inadequacy of measures, when it itself takes responsibility for their violation?

How irresponsible is it for the official opposition to invite rallies and marches during this critical period when society is battling the pandemic?

“The health of our fellow human beings must be a top priority for all of us.”

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