Meimarakis calls again for ND alliance with SYRIZA


The leader of the main conservative opposition New Democracy, Evangelos Meimarakis, on Friday proposed once again that his party and SYRIZA cooperate in a coalition after next Sunday’s elections and criticized former premier and SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras for making promises he could not keep and dragging the country to new polls.

“Today citizens must compare the bed of roses that Tsipras promised them before the elections and what he has done over the past seven months,” Meimarakis told Kontra television channel. “He said he would abolish ENFIA and now he’s about to take the keys from our homes,” Meimarakis said, referring to a hugely unpopular property tax.  “He said he’d bring back the 13th pension and now he’s making cuts,” he added.

Meimarakis is due to head to Thessaloniki where he will give a speech as part of the city’s international fair over the weekend.

Tsipras, for his part, is continuing his tour of western Greece in Komotini and is to speak in Kavala at 7.30 p.m. on Friday.