“In Sunday’s election, there is hope for our people and our youth. And hope grows stronger as the KKE grows stronger. That’s why on Sunday there is an option: KKE bite”.

This was emphasized, among others, by the general secretary of the Central Committee of the KKE, Dimitris Koutsoubasspeaking tonight at an open political gathering, held on the pedestrian street of Agios Nikolaos, in the center of Patras.

As he added, “there is hope, not everything is black and pessimistic” and he continued: “There is not only the choice of the lesser evil, which always leads to the greater. Fortunately, in this country there is also the positive option. The working class, our people have conquered this with their own blood: There is the red, fighting ballot of the KKE. That is why, with heart and mind, we go for KKE much stronger. To breathe, to encourage, to smile, to terrify the terrorists of our lives. To be stronger the next day to fight them. To improve our lives.”

At the same time, he said that “no one should go with a heavy heart to vote for them, to give them another chance, as the parties that ruled and govern and are responsible for this mess we are living in and are now preparing to sit in the government seats again armchairs, with whatever composition they finally decide, and make his life unlivable”.

Furthermore, he said that “every vote for the parties that governed and brought us here is lost, the vote that will give more seats to the next anti-people government and make it easier for it to pass laws to the detriment of the many, in favor of the few”.

Referring to Alexis Tsipras, the general secretary of the Central Committee of the KKE said that “the president of SYRIZA, ‘scratches on the shepherd’s pie’, and deals with the KKE in every speech” because, apparently, he has received the message that thousands progressive, left-wing people are tired of his mockery, they are tired of seeing him vote on memoranda and Mitsotakis’ 200 bills the next, and now they are turning their backs on him, turning their eyes to the KKE”.

At another point in his speech, Dimitris Koutsoubas noted that “recently, we have watched a well-known confrontation between the parties of the system on whether or not their programs are ‘costed'” and added:

“Didn’t they get tired of the same debate every pre-election period? However, people are tired of them and don’t care. It is logical, however, that they fight about this and not about the essence, about the targeting of their programs, since it is the same. Because these programs are written with the pens of business groups, the Association of Greek Industrialists, the Bank of Greece, the Commission, NATO. Because their ‘central ideas’ are fiscal stability with the return of bloody surpluses, the stability of banks, the formation of an ‘attractive investment environment’, which means crushed labor rights. Because on their first pages they contain the 350 unpopular prerequisites, which any next government will legislate in order to disburse the installments of the Recovery Fund and go ‘nail’ into the pockets of the big business groups”.

At the same time, he underlined that “when ND and SYRIZA fight over whether their programs are priced, one thing the worker, the man of toil, understands” and added: “That his own needs have already been priced and thrown out of the programs them, because there are only the profits of the few, of the groups”.

In fact, as he emphasized at this point, “the real needs are there, and indeed in large letters, in the program of the KKE” and added:

“Only the KKE program opens a different path for everyone to have a permanent and stable job, with 7 hours 5 days 35 hours, modern and safe housing, free education and health, access to sports and culture, guaranteed right to holidays”.

“These should have been the demands of the 21st century and not how we will make ends meet,” said Dimitris Koutsoubas, adding that “the KKE program is priced and costs absolutely nothing for the people.”

“So, because the programs of the other parties are the same,” continued Dimitris Koutsoubas, “we are witnessing another disgusting confrontation between the two parties of social democracy, SYRIZA and PASOK, over the legacy of Andreas Papandreou.”

As he said, “Tsipras and Androulakis have taken the slogan of ‘Change’ and are circulating it from gathering to gathering, but as you understand, it is not our job, nor do we have any anxiety to draw a conclusion, about who is the legal heir and who has the usufruct”.

He also said that “the workers, the youth, are not interested in the shadow battles of others concerning the past, but they are interested in one thing, that is, how to ensure a better present and future.”

As he noted, “and the programs of ND, SYRIZA and PASOK do not ensure this, they do not have any substantial answer to their anxieties”, adding:

“So, because the programs of all the others are common and only the program of the KKE is on the opposite side, that is why only the communists today can use whatever position the people trust in them to oppose, to fight this barbaric system , this common policy of all governments, so that the people can stay upright, have conquests, improve their lives as much as possible”.

Continuing his speech, Dimitris Koutsoubas stated that “today we are not in 2012 or 2015” and added: “We met them all as a government. Time and again we have seen the big words go for a walk, the promises thrown in the trash, the trade of hope giving way to disappointment. However, we are not in 2019 either. And that is the positive of the case. In the last 4 years, we have fought big battles against the policy implemented by the Mitsotakis government, continuing in the same direction as the previous one, SYRIZA and the far-right ANEL. In these years, we have fought through the pandemic, broken the unacceptable bans and taken to the streets. To strengthen the public health system, for protective measures in workplaces, means of transport, schools and universities. We did not expect to ‘account later’, nor did we propose ministers of common acceptance with the ND, like SYRIZA. After all, what do we have in common with them to accept? Since we are two different worlds.”

In his speech, Dimitris Koutsoubas made a special reference to the mayor of Patreon, Costas Peletidis, saying among other things: “The municipal authority of Patras and its mayor have become a point of reference throughout the country. Kostas Peletidis will stay here, he will be elected mayor of Patras again and those who make other plans will eat their faces off.”

Concluding his speech, Dimitris Koutsoubas said addressing the gathered: “You know that the vote for the KKE is the one that can ‘stir the waters’. To bring a Monday on May 22 that will not look like the previous days”.