Democratic Left slams Tsipras

Democratic Left responded strongly on Sunday afternoon to statements made earlier in the day by Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) leader Alexis Tsipras, who said after the collapse of talks for a unity government that Democratic Left has already reached an agreement with New Democracy and PASOK to support the memorandum.

“Up until yesterday, he [Tsipras] called on us to remain steadfast on our well-known position and not to participate in a government without SYRIZA. Today, after the meeting, he is saying that we have agreed with PADOK and ND for a pro-memorandum government. Shame,» Democratic Left said in a statement, adding that Tsipras «has surpassed every limit of political wretchedness.”

“His obvious inability to explain his stance does not mean he can resort to libel and lies. This is political immorality,» the statement by Democratic Left, which is led by Fotis Kouvelis (photo) concluded.