Samaras Slams Left-Wing Party Syriza
Leader of Nea Demokratia (ND) Antonis Samaras said that his party was the only pillar of stability and slammed the Greek left-wing party Syriza amid ongoing negotiations between Greece's political parties to try and reach an agreement on forming a new government in Greece.
"ND can unite the Greek people in opposition to the irresponsible of a populist left wing," said Samaras, adding that left-wing ideas were tested internationally and were discredited everywhere.
It is time to try the 'filelefthera' ideals, he said. 'Filelftheroi' followers advocate the principle of freedom and independence and can be compared to the US Republican movement.
The post-election negotiations have become protracted as one formula after another fails, and the likelihood that new elections will be held in June is becoming stronger by the day.
A majority leader must get 50 percent of the seats in the house, according to the Greek system and this could be posible only if New Democracy forms a coalition with PASOK, but Samaras' efforts to form a government have failed so far.
Samaras previously said that he does not want to lead a coalition government, and if there is no agreement or clear leader after the elections, he will prefer a second round in June.
Parliamentary elections in Greece were held amid a period of economic crisis in which it is critical that a government is put in place and Syriza has gained a number of seats in the Hellenic Parliament on an anti-euro and anti-austerity platform.
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