New PASOK chief calls on government to stop ‘bluffing’

Fofi Gennimata, the newly elected chief of the PASOK socialist party, on Friday called on the government to stop “bluffing” and to come to a deal with the country’s international creditors amid rising fear of a Greek default and possible ouster from the eurozone.

“Uncertainty and insecurity are suffocating Greek society,” said Gennimata in a statement. “The economy is sinking after five months of dithering by the government. Enough. No more bluffing.”

Gennimata added that “Tsipras has a duty to secure the rights and interests of the Greek citizens and of the country. He must say a resounding ‘no’ to the fixation of his party for a rift [with the eurozone].”