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Conservative chief releases copy of Feb 20 deal, accuses gov’t of misleading voters

Conservative opposition leader Antonis Samaras has accused Greece’s SYRIZA-led government of misleading the country’s voters over the agreement signed at the February 20 Eurogroup meeting in Brussels.

Samaras, who on Thursday released an alleged copy of the deal signed by Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras, said that the agreement was simply a “modification of the main loan agreement so that the government could get a four-month extension.”

The former premier said that the SYRIZA-Independent Greeks coalition had not submitted the loan deal to a parliamentary vote “to hide the truth form the Greek people.”

“All lies have an expiry date,” Samaras said.