Interim New Denocracy leader Evangelos Meimarakis said, after leaving the meeting of parliamentary party leaders under President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos, that this meeting should have happened a long time ago and that the government is responsible for wasting time at the expense of the country and its economy.
Meimarakis said securing an agreement with Greece’s creditors within 48, as it has promised, is solely its own responsibility.
To Potami leader Stavros Theodorakis agreed with Meimarakis that it is the government’s responsibility to bring a viable deal.
“There are no easy days ahead…we must make difficult decisions,” Theodorakis said. “The political leaders are here to be useful, not agreeable,” he added.
“The assessment of all political leaders is that the Greek people did not vote for a rupture, but understanding within the European Union,” said socialist leader Fofi Gennimata.
“This salutary solution must be pursued by the government with no more delay, without second thoughts,” she added.