Tsipras: Government Decisions on Health, Schools Shows It Has Lost Control


Alexis Tsipras speaks during the SYRIZA party's Central Committee on Sunday morning. (Photo by Eurokinissi/ Tatiana Bollari)

ATHENS -- The country faces a deep crisis, and the government of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis "has lost control and has begun losing its stability," SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras told his party on Thursday, speaking of "criminal decisions in issues of public health", the way schools reopened and in daily mass transportation crowding.

The main opposition leader told an expanded Syriza party meeting that its members should provide an alternative to the government's proposals and stand by citizens more actively.

The three fronts of focus, Tsipras noted, are health, education and culture. "Our opposition should be structured and universal, and our presence constant in these three fronts," he stresed. In addition, the party should "decide on specific rules and processes that will be observed by all," he said, "and provide sanctions for those who violate them."

"Our responsibility, of all of us, is not foremost to Syriza-Progressive Alliance, but to society, which is entering a deep crisis that is New Democracy's sole responsibility."