Invited to MEGA’s main news bulletin with journalists Rania Tzima and Yiannis Pretenderis was the president of PASOK-Movement for Change, Nikos Androulakis.

“In this election campaign, the Greek people see a party, which as a government has brought decay to the institutions. Decline in the economy as the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Issues of political morality are raised with incredible statements by the Prime Minister which insult the Greek people, as recently for Tempi. And on the other hand, there is a party that makes one mistake after another. It is a confederation of vague opinions and they are the sponsors of Mitsotakis,” noted Mr. Androulakis, highlighting the unreliability of Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Alexis Tsipras.

In fact, in the wake of his retirement George Katrougalou from the SYRIZA ballots after his statements about increasing insurance contributions, Mr. Androulakis asked himself: “Why didn’t he remove from the ballot also Euclid Tsakalotos, the finance minister under SYRIZA, who spoke about local currencies?” Is it a serious party that wants to govern in a European Union country? Here we are talking about mistakes that affect Mr. Tsipras because he makes them himself.”

Its President PASOK-Movement for Change criticized Tsipras’ opening to the voters of Ilias Kasidiaris.

“It is possible for Kasidiaris to issue a statement in which he urges his supporters not to vote for small parties, but what hurts Mitsotakis, the former MP of Golden Dawn, K. Barbarousis, to say “vote for SYRIZA” and on the same day publicly declare Mr. Tsipras “welcome, come to SYRIZA”? It offends the progressive world. It proves the “tango” with these murderers, because the sponsor of New Democracy, Mr. Tsipras, did not vote for the amendment that forbade the murderers of Pavlos Fyssas and the immigrants from participating in the elections,” commented Mr. Androulakis.

The President of PASOK-Movement for Change referred to the government’s economic policy.

“We have the largest trade deficit since we entered into the memorandum in 2010. I heard him say in Thessaloniki that he reduced tax rates. And why do we have 5 billion more in taxes? Because 2/3 of the revenue is indirect taxes that hit the poorest and the middle class. And, to end this New Republic story, here I have the trade deficit figures of European countries, such as Portugal. We had a 12% trade deficit in 2022 and will have 9.2% in 2023. And Portugal had a 1.5% trade deficit in 2022 and will have a 1% surplus in 2023. The Mitsotakis government hides that its public finance policies are: Development for a few, all of Greece a real estate and salaries of 400-500 euros for the new guys. This shows that Mr. Mitsotakis is taking us on a fiscal adventure, because his agenda is an agenda of extreme fiscal populism,” said Mr. Androulakis.

Regarding the scandal of illegal surveillance, Mr. Androulakis underlined: “The prime minister covered up his closest partner, just as Mr. Tsipras covered up Mr. Papa. I am a politician who wants Greece to be a normal European country. Respect for justice, separation of powers, respect for human rights. Mr. Mitsotakis violated the separation of powers, violated human rights and set up the EYP parastate in his office. And now he comes to tell us, months later, that I am not a national danger. But don’t tell me, I know what I am. To tell the executives of the New Democracy who wrote on social media and implied on television that I am an agent of China on the one hand, an agent of Turkey on the other, that I have personal issues and that is why they were following me. This is not a normal European country. In any normal European country the government would have fallen.”

You are invited to comment on his proposal Alexis Tsipras for the establishment of a preliminary investigation committee for wiretapping, Mr. Androulakis clarified: “The preliminary investigation is aimed at individuals. Before we go there, there must be an investigative committee without abusive use of privacy, so that the investigative committee can collect the necessary information that will lead us to the persons. I don’t play games, because what Mr. Tsipras says can help people, if we don’t have enough data. First, therefore, a commission of inquiry without abusive use of confidentiality by summoning all those who the New Democracy did not allow to come to the previous commission of inquiry.”

“Mr. Mitsotakis thinks he is talking to lotus eaters. He promised to build a normal state. Wich one; The state with 10 billion direct assignments? The state that champions temporary employees? The state that appointed New Democracy party children as revealed after the Tempe tragedy? If you look at the biographies of the protagonists in the public organizations in question, they were all children of ONNED. Have you come to your senses, gentlemen of the New Democracy, or are you continuing the bribery and the client state?” asked Mr. Androulakis, bringing back his proposal for staffing the administrations of organizations and hospitals with an open international competition in order to “end the state loot in the hands of Mr. Mitsotakis”.

“I will try to have stability,” he stressed, noting that: “What I said is true. A strong PASOK means programmatic convergence, a prime minister and strong ministries with persons of common acceptance, who can serve the programmatic convergence”.

Mr. Androulakis showed an online advertisement of New Democracy aimed at Greeks abroad, calling on them before the May 21 polls even opened, to register so that they could vote in the second, to demonstrate that New Democracy discredits the popular verdict before it even opens. imprinted.
“Everyone knows where Mr. Mitsotakis is going. He does not co-rule with his party, he co-rules with his company. Do you think that a political leader, a prime minister who learned to run the country with his company, will co-govern with a party that will put principles, values, program? There is no consensus framework for a PASOK petition” concluded Mr. Androulakis.