Greek PM Tsipras: Elections Outcome is Still Open (Vid)


Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at Iraklio on Crete, July 1, 2019. (Photo by Eurokinissi)

ATHENS - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, in an interview with ANT1 TV on Thursday, called on main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis to explain why the social security system needs restructuring.

Specifically, he accused Mitsotakis that ND's plan for reforming the social security system will force citizens to pay their contributions to private companies, thus creating a large gap in the pension system.

Tsipras also said that the leader of the main opposition is planning to abolish supplementary pensions and accused him of offering the 37 billion euro buffer to the banks.

As for the elections, he said that citizens have not turned their backs on SYRIZA and the outcome of the elections is still open.

Regarding the Elliniko investment, he said that the company granted the concession to develop the metropolitan park is deliberately delaying and has entered into a secret agreement with the main opposition in order to change the terms of the contract, so that there are more built-up areas and less greenspace.

On the Mati fire, he accused politicians and sections of the media of exploiting the tragic events for petty political gain.