Theodorakis tells Moscovici Potami will vote for deal

Potami leader Stavros Theodorakis assured European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici on Wednesday, when the pair met in Brussels, that his party would vote for any agreement between the government and its lenders.

“I assured him about the stance we will adopt and what position the parliamentary majority will take,” said Theodorakis, who added that he also informed Moscovici about the “objections” that his party has to some aspects of the proposals. Potami is opposed to the government’s heavy reliance on tax hikes to meet fiscal targets.

However, Theodorakis said he was also surprised that the International Monetary Fund had raised last-minute objections about the proposals because it felt they would damage growth. “The IMF has not supported growth policies over the last five years and it is strange that it chose the 11th hour of talks to start a dialogue that it could have instigated some years ago,” said the party leader.