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Speaker claims Greek debt panel leaves valuable legacy

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Parliament Speaker Zoe Constantopoulou said on Wednesday that the parliamentary inquiry into Greece’s debt was a “valuable legacy” for future generations.

Constantopoulou is presiding over a series of sessions that will last until tomorrow, by when the so-called “Debt Truth Committee” will have set out all its findings.

The panel’s preliminary findings, deeming much of Greece’s public debt “odious,” were published in June.

“It was and is the best and most valuable legacy that the parliamentary period which just ended will leave behind,” said Constantopoulou.

“It belongs to democracy, Greek society, to young people and the next generations.”

Constantopoulou will remain as speaker until a replacement is elected in the next few days.

She was not re-elected to Parliament in Sunday’s elections, when she ran with Popular Unity.