Parliament VP presses for deal or referendum

SYRIZA deputy and Parliament Vice President Alexis Mitropoulos on Tuesday called on the government to either reach a deal or hold a referendum on the progress of ongoing negotiations between Greece and its international creditors.

Speaking to Vima FM, Mitropoulos said he believes “we must either come to a deal or call a referendum immediately, because there are a lot of issues that can’t wait.”

He said that the “Greek question has taken a bad turn with the extortionist dilemmas posed by the creditors, and the government must take the initiative immediately.”

Mitropoulos suggested that the people should be allowed to decide whether or not the government should reach a compromise with the country’s creditors and added that this would help speed up talks.

The prominent leftist had said in the past that he does not see how a compromise could be reached.

“I see that a compromise is impossible and particularly an honorable compromise, therefore it appears that we are heading for a rift,” he said a few weeks ago.

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