Greece may soon be forced to resort to elections once again, Greek State Minister Alekos Flabouraris said in an interview to newspaper “Epochi.”
“Elections, like a referendum, are democratic processes that are necessary when there are problems, so that the people can provide an answer to them. It is, therefore, possible that we will soon have to go to elections,” he said in the interview published on Saturday.
He noted that elections are necessary when there were forced changes of policy direction or when a part of the ruling majority loses confidence in parliament.
“Let us not demonize the process. This is what the Right has always done in order to remain in power. The Left, however, has a different culture,” he added.
He said that SYRIZA will have to hold a conference to decide the policy platform on which it will seek to be elected, adapted to the new conditions, through an open procedure that include the social forces that elected the party.
Flabouraris also criticized the party dissidents that refused to support the government in parliament, saying their suspension of confidence cannot be understood.