“Playground season ends with a slap in the face. They spat on us, it’s not raining,” says Mr. Tsipras
In harsh self-criticism after the defeat of SYRIZA – Progressive Alliance at 2023 elections said the member of the main opposition, George Tsipras.
Mr. Tsipras specifically mentions in his post on Facebook that “playground season ends with a slap. We got spat on, it’s not raining. The slap is the last chance to get serious. The second chance we were given with the 32% of 2019 no longer exists.”
According to his cousin Alexis Tsipras, “in yesterday’s elections the anti-SYRIZA front triumphed. He lives and reigns despite Koumoundourou’s assurances to the contrary.”
George Tsipras’ post in detail:
“Thank you to everyone who honored me with their vote. In particular, I thank from the bottom of my heart everyone who helped in this battle.
The crushing defeat of SYRIZA has two dimensions. The liquidation of the last few days from the own goals that led to the massive punishment of SYRIZA. People told us “enough is enough”. He said it in just the last few days to us instead of the ND of accuracy and wiretapping. And we were led to an incredible liquidation, to a landslide. What did people say “enough is enough”? That’s the one question.
But even before the liquidation, the correlation after four years of Mitsotakis was not what it should be. It was not the fault of the polls, the owned media, the customer relations. For those who wanted to see it, SYRIZA did not convince as an alternative. Most partners didn’t want to see it. Why; This is the second question.
Both questions have the same answer. Playground season ends with a slap. We got spat on, it’s not raining. The slap is the last chance to get serious. The second chance we were given with the 32% of 2019 is no more. We wasted her so much that it couldn’t get any worse. The promise of Alexis Tsipras on the night of the 2019 elections for the great progressive faction and transformation of the party, which gave birth to hope in thousands of the democratic world, was ceremoniously buried in intra-party balances. And as if that wasn’t enough, many partners considered 2019’s 32% as a starting point. Taking off from reality.
So from the beginning.
In yesterday’s elections, the anti-SYRIZA front triumphed. He lives and reigns despite Koumoundourou’s assurances to the contrary. “It is what you think it is” does not apply. The anti-SYRIZA front is not only the channels and channel leaders. It is mainly the disillusionment, reservation, squeamishness of many different social “tribes” about aspects of our politics both before and after 2019. For many aspects of them the world is right and not us. Self-referentiality and arrogance towards him is not an answer, it is the worst. Refusing to even look at what the infamous anti-SYRIZA front consists of is ostrichism. And we paid for it.
All this and much more after the second election. The battle of the next elections takes precedence. She is not lost. Nothing is finished. Mitsotakis’ self-reliance is anything but certain. We need to mobilize forces inside and outside SYRIZA. With all our strength. The dilemma of a second four-year term of Mitsotakis or Alexis Tsipras and a change of policy remains objectively the issue of the elections, despite the collapse. Mitsotakis was not to blame for the dispute, nor did he suddenly gain power. Others were at fault.
With all our strength!”
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