Tsipras Calls for Snap General Elections in Greece – Reports
Tsipras Calls for Snap General Elections in Greece – Reports from Sputnik News
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Sunday he would call for snap general elections in the country after 2 June, Reuters and AFP reported.
“Following the second round of local elections (on 2 June), I will ask the president to immediately call national elections”, Tsipras said in a televised address Sunday, cited by AFP.
Earlier on Sunday, the leader of Greece’s opposition New Democracy party which is leading in the European Parliament elections, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, called for the resignation of Alexis Tsipras.
“The prime minister must take responsibility and he must resign, and the country will head to national elections as soon as possible”, Mitsotakis said.
The liberal-conservative New Democracy party is gaining 33.07 percent of the vote and is currently ahead of the ruling Syriza party, which is headed by Tsipras, by 9 points, according to preliminary results, released by the country’s Interior Ministry on Sunday.
Greece Faked Its Way Into Eurozone, EC President Juncker Says
TDC Note – Either Juncker was lying on Sunday May 26, 2019 or he was lying in 1998 when he, along with the rest of his gang of banking criminals knew without question that Greece did not qualify to join the European Union – as we noted in Tower of Greed originally published in April 2015.
Oh, well. Didn’t see that coming. What about Greece joining the European Union? Was it a good idea? According to an article written in 2000, probably, not such a good idea:
Greece sought to join the euro in May 1998 when the first 11 members were chosen, but did not qualify. But EU finance ministers now found it had cut inflation, public deficits and debts to within the limits of the so-called “convergence criteria” needed for membership of the single currency. However, at an annual rate of 2.6 percent, Greek inflation is still higher than in most other European countries, and the government in Athens pledged to restrain spending and work toward achieving a budget surplus next year. Greece’s economy still has a long way to go before it catches up with the rest of the community, where economic output per head is on average 30 percent higher.
Translation: Greece produces approximately 30% LESS than ALL the other EU members! This is not an attack on Greece or the Greek people. It is merely pointing out the fact the gang of less than 50 knew that Greece’s economy would not fit with the other members of the EU and should not have ever joined the EU and switched to the Euro. They knew what would happen.
From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (04.00-16.00 GMT), more than 39,000 polling places were open across Greece. The Greeks elected 21 members of the European Parliament, heads of 13 regions and 332 municipalities, 703 regional councillors and almost 10,000 municipal councillors.
European parliamentarians are elected for five years while local authorities are chosen for four. Forty parties and electoral blocs have been admitted to the elections, with the main competitors the ruling SYRIZA party (the Coalition of Radical Left) led by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the conservative New Democracy led by Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
There are 1,200 candidates for the country’s 21 seats in the European Parliament or 57 people per seat. Almost 7,700 candidates are on the lists for regional councillors elections, and 69,800 for municipal councillors.