Tsipras ‘Divided Greeks’ Blasts Opposition Leader

PM Alexis Tsipras (L) and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis (R) (file photo)


New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has accused Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras of “dividing” Greeks, following a 45-minute meeting between the pair over the FYROM name dispute on Saturday.

Leaving Maximos Mansion without comment, Mitsotakis later said he had only gone to meet Tsipras because of his “institutional role” as opposition leader.

Greek opposition parties have been left angry by what they say is an unacceptable delay in being briefed by the country’s leader amid international and UN-brokered talks on the ‘Macedonia’ name issue.

Iefimerida.gr quoted the New Democracy leader as saying: “[Tsipras] never informed either the parliament or the Greek people.

“He came to negotiations without having even secured the support of his government partner.

“Worse, however, he divided the Greeks. He has defiantly defied our fellow citizens who legitimately express their patriotic concern.”

A series of briefings with other party leaders is ongoing and expected to end later this evening.




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