Greek main opposition New Democracy leader Evangelos Meimarakis said his party is ready if there are national elections, adding however that they would be a disaster for Greece, according to an interview published on Sunday.
“If the issue of a resignation [of the Prime Minister] and an election comes up, we are ready. But we believe that, firstly, it would be a disaster and not a solution. And secondly, Mr. Tsipras will not convince Greek citizens why he is holding elections. He just received a mandate six months ago. And nobody is disputing it. Therefore, why have elections?” Meimarakis told Greek newspaper Kathimerini. “But if he wants to escape and hold elections, people will give him the opportunity to escape.”
Meimarakis also attempted to approach those who voted “Yes” in last month’s referendum, saying they are the ones his party should primarily focus on. He noted New Democracy represents the reformist center, not in the narrow political sense, but the political area where “reforms can be implemented more effectively and justly.”