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Konstantopoulos criticizes gov’t as corruption probe continues

Former Synaspismos leader Nikos Konstantopoulos on Tuesday appeared before the prosecutor investigating allegations of an attempt to bribe MPs before February’s presidential vote.

The leftist politicians was called as a witness because he had expressed fears last month that there were plans afoot to pressure or entice lawmakers into backing the coalition’s presidential candidate.

Konstantopoulos did not reveal what he told appeals court prosecutor Panayiotis Panayiotopoulos but accused the government of hypocrisy.

“There was political will to shed light [on corruption issues], a lot of problems would have been confronted,” he said, citing the Siemens and Lagarde list scandals as two examples.