A former SYRIZA party candidate in Corinth, Nikos Hanias, sent a letter to the party’s general secretary accusing SYRIZA of “destroying” Greece’s future.
Only a few days before the repeat elections on June 17, Mr Hanias decided to publish this unexpected letter and says that “if SYRIZA would govern for one hour only, this would be catastrophic for Greece and our children.”
In continuation he stated, “It is shameful and dishonorable that you are taking advantage of society’s justified rage and gambling with our future, betting on the possibility that our creditors are bluffing.” Mr Hanias added that his former party’s political program is surreal and has lost contact with reality.
Mr Hanias also described the true make up of SYRIZA, saying that if the party gets elected, “everyone will burst into laughter when they realize what kind of people have joined these groups” and concluded that he could no longer be member of a party that he terms “extremely dangerous for the Greek people and their future.”
When the letter of the leftist ex-candidate went public, SYRIZA replied saying that this move coming days before the critical elections, is “an inexplicable and immoral act.” Many other left-wing parties suggest that Mr Hanias’ decision to leave the party so late, as he has already been aware of SYRIZA’s program, is duplicitous and tricky.