Mistotakis calls for elections

27 October 2016
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Kyriakos Mitsotakis, leader of Greece’s major opposition party, New Democracy (ND) issued a staunch warning towards the Greek government to avoid attempting to manipulate or influence the justice system in any way, following Wednesday night’s ruling by the Council of State (CoS) on the unconstitutionality of the TV license tender. “I had warned Mr. Tsipras that his machinations were leading the country down a dangerous path”, Mistotakis said, adding that government officials’ reactions following the decision constituted a major institutional impropriety. The conservative leader stressed that the government’s actions defamed the country abroad conveying an image of a “failed state” that did not respect democratic institutions. He went on to accuse the government of undermining the rule of law and called on the Greek citizens to be alert. “It is our duty to restore political normality”, he underlined, adding that this could only be achieved through elections. Mitsotakis announced he would table a draft proposal on the TV licenses under the National Council for Radio and Television (NCRT) would exercise all powers.

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