Communist party head slams Popular Unity

Communist party head slams Popular Unity

Communist Party leader Dimitris Koutsoumbas has accused Greece’s new anti-bailout party, Popular Unity, of being no different to the country’s mainstream political parties.

“From the moment it accepts the capitalist path for growth and membership of the European Union, it will be obliged to implement measures that harm the people,” he told Ta Nea newspaper in an interview.

“The only difference involving those who claim they will not implement the memorandum, like [Popular Unity leader Panayiotis] Lafazanis, is that the other parties are calling on people to sacrifice themselves for a capitalist recovery through an internal devaluation, whereas they [Popular Unity] want people to sacrifice themselves for the same reason through a currency that will be devalued abroad and at home, and will again lead, via a different route, to the bankruptcy of the people.”

Koutsoumbas ruled out the possibility of working with any parties after the elections and predicted that SYRIZA, New Democracy, PASOK, Independent Greeks and To Potami would form a coalition.

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