Conservative main opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis urged Greeks to vote in the European elections on May 26, noting it is an opportunity for people to vent their frustration over the past four years of SYRIZA's rule.
“This time, the vote in the European elections carries much bigger weight. For the first time after four years, people will respond to everything they've suffered in the past four years, to the fear, the insecurity, the Prespes agreement,” he said at the main campaign rally held in a closed municipal gym in the Athenian district of Peristeri.
“In four days, Greece finishes with SYRIZA and makes a new start,” he added. “I'm here to unite all Greeks and lead a great political change.”
Commenting on the recent paint attack against the Parliament building by anarchist group Rouvikonas, Mitsotakis said the incident “hurt everyone.”
The paint attack was in support of convicted terrorist Dimitris Koufodinas who is serving 11 life sentences for his role in the November 17 terror group and has gone on hunger strike demanding a seventh prison leave.
“We cannot have the entire government preoccupied with how to grant Koufodinas a furlough, a terrorist who has not repented [for his actions],” he told the rally.
He also reiterated his pledges to restore the Greek economy, including keeping the tax-free ceiling at current levels, cutting taxes for businesses to 20 pct from 28 pct, slashing VAT to 11 pct (for the lower bracket and 22 pct (for the higher bracket) and cutting the single property tax by 30 pct for every household.