Theodorakis suggests To Potami could support rather than join coalition


The leader of centrist To Potami, Stavros Theodorakis, indicated in comments on Friday to journalists that his party would not necessarily join a coalition after next Sunday's elections but could support it.

"We want to be a strong, third party," Theodorakis told a press conference at the Thessaloniki International Fair, adding that To Potami  "will support the bills we agree with and vote against those we don't."

Theodorakis said his party had had "some good cooperation in Parliament" with both leftist SYRIZA and conservative New Democracy, referring to "chemistry" between politicians. However, he said, the priority is not politicians but their policies.

Theodorakis also hit out at former prime minister Alexis Tsipras, the leader of SYRIZA, saying that "he gave all the wrong fights and in the end signed what they gave him," referring to the country's creditors.