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‘Desperate diversionary’ move by PASOK

“In its desperation, the system is attempting a final diversionary move. The window display may be changing but it’s the same old store,» said New Democracy spokesman Theodoris Roussopoulos in an interview with Kathimerini about Foreign Minister George Papandreou’s imminent takeover of the PASOK leadership. «A small, closed circle of people is exploiting the state and public funds and thriving at the expense of the many,» commented Roussopoulos, adding: «The system can see it is collapsing. What has happened to its famous ace? Isn’t the supposedly most suitable prime minister suitable any more?» Roussopoulos describes the man expected to become the new leader of PASOK as «a new deputy, who will guarantee the continuation of the PASOK we all know – the PASOK of the stock exchange, of the financial crimes squads, of tax raids, the circles that prey on the health system, of non-transparent procedures in major projects and armaments programs. Papandreou,» he said, «is one of the longest-serving ministers and has jointly signed all the decisions which we denounce and for which the public have paid dearly.»