Stefanos Kasselakis launched an attack against the “11” who left the party and urged the MPs not to worry because “we are now 36”
“The truth is on our side, it’s just that sometimes justice has its own times,” said Mr Stefanos Kasselakis when placing it on KO of SYRIZA-PSthe first to be held after the split and the departure of the eleven deputies.
On the occasion of the meeting in the Senate chamber in the Parliament, Mr. Kasselakis commented that the reality is that SYRIZA in the same room once had 149 deputies, then 145, then 86, then 71, then 47. “In other words, we lost 68% of our parliamentary strength in 9 years. Obviously, within 9 years, the country changes. Society is also changing,” he said. “Unfortunately, the bottom line is that gradually there was a disconnection between SYRIZA and society. A distance between SYRIZA’s political proposal and social changes”. SYRIZA is now called upon to reverse this reality, he emphasized.
Mr. Kasselakis urged the deputies not to worry that “we are now 36”, because “our moral parliamentary presence is and will be 47 MPs, because this is what the Greek people chose”. He commented that the people and the people of SYRIZA are not going to forgive those who leftthat “they did not respect the Code of Conduct they signed to hand over their seats”, that “for months they did not once go on the channels to accuse the insults of the system against SYRIZA, while now they have taken a stand on the channels against the voters themselves who made them MPs”, that they “put ambition above society”.
He argued that the citizens want SYRIZA-PS “an open, efficient social party, which will not be tied to any mechanism, to improve their lives and the lives of their children”. He noted that “this party is only us, SYRIZA – Progressive Alliance, today and forever.” “We are shrunk,” he said, “but we are also more united than ever, and with a people who are waiting to hear our alternative proposal, because what they are living is not worth it and it is not enough.”
At the beginning of his presentation, Mr. Kasselakis requested and observed a minute’s silence in memory of Vassilis Vassilikos.
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