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Greek MP says he’d withdraw cash if coalition were to fall

Ex-Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis stoked controversy on Tuesday when he said that he would withdraw his money from Greek banks if the coalition collapses.

Speaking on a morning show on Mega TV, Georgiadis said that the potential of a SYRIZA election victory would lead to a bank run.

“There will not be a single euro left in the banks as soon as this government collapses, not when SYRIZA comes to power,” said Georgiadis, New Democracy’s parliamentary spokesman, repeating comments he made last week.

SYRIZA MP Giorgos Varemenos, who also took part in the discussion, accused Georgiadis of suffering from “verbal diarrhea” and called on Greek banking authorities to investigate his comments.

Another SYRIZA lawmaker, Yiannis Michaloyiannakis, called on prosecutors to examine Georgiadis’s comments, which he described as “undemocratic” and an “act of terrorism.”

Democratic Left (DIMAR) MP Dimitris Anagnostakis called on Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis to respond to the conservative politician’s claims.