Vote on amendment regulating parties' participation in the elections being held today
The political leaders are expected to speak in the parliament plenary. During the discussion of the bill on Monday, New Democracy and opposition PASOK-KINAL said that they were in favour of the amendment. Main opposition SYRIZA stated that it will abstain from the vote, while the opposition parties KKE, Hellenic Solution and MeRA25 said that they do not agree with the regulation, each for different reasons.
In related news, leftist opposition leader Alexis Tsipras once again challenged conservative Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to a televised debate, during a speech in Parliament on Tuesday.
The SYRIZA leader also commented on the prime minister’s absence from what is the final parliamentary session.
“Mitsotakis is absent again. He claimed that we have had too many confrontations in Parliament and does not want any more. His refusal to hold a televised debate shows his lack of faith in himself or rather, the confidence his spin doctors have in him.”
In addition, Tsipras accused the prime minister of failing to fulfill his promises during his four-year term. He also criticized the government’s tax cuts, claiming that they only benefited high-income earners without any reduction in indirect taxation. Tsipras also criticized the government’s failure to meet their targets for increasing investments, adding that living standards have decreased due to rising prices.