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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 15-07-20

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] No plans for early elections at this time, Gerovasili tells ANA-MPA
  • [02] The government priority is the completion of the programme, State Min Pappas says

  • [01] No plans for early elections at this time, Gerovasili tells ANA-MPA

    ANA-MPA -- The government has no plans for a snap general election in the near future, the new deputy press minister and government spokeswoman Olga Gerovasili said on Monday, in an interview with ANA-MPA. "Elections are not useful at this time and are not among the government's intentions," she said, predicting that more than 120 [government] MPs will vote in favour of the prior actions that Greece needs to pass on Wednesday for the 3rd bailout to proceed. "The issue for us is to not lose sight of the aim; it is self-evident that if two different paths continue to be followed, these paths will be divergent and not convergent if this goes on," she said. Noting that the situation remains extremely changeable and fluid, Gerovasili said that elections would not help anything at this time. She also noted that SYRIZA's Parliamentary group had found itself facing a very harsh dilemma and the reactions were to some degree natural, "possibly because some do not appreciate to the same extent [what is] immediate and necessary and urgent." The spokeswoman suggested that the days that had since intervened will have helped make the urgency of the matter more apparent, as well as helping MPs overcome the initial shock. "I believe that there is political maturity among the majority, at least, and this was reflected in the first vote also - I think it will be reflected now, as well. What we had to do was turn aside just before the edge of the cliff and that is exactly what we did. On the other side lay grexit and disorderly default with all that means, which I think would not be manageable," Gerovasili said.

    [02] The government priority is the completion of the programme, State Min Pappas says

    "SYRIZA's principles do not include a change of currency a la Schaeuble or memoranda of the drachma," State Minister Nikos Pappas on Monday said in an interview with "Efimerida ton Syntakton," adding that "the prime minister will be the last one to choose the split."

    Asked whether the unity and common path can be ensured when a wing of the party openly advocates the drachma, the State Minister replied: "The permanent rejection is incompatible with the common path. This is understood by all."

    He noted that "the government's priority is no other than the completion of the agreement as soon as possible and added: "The government has exhausted the limits of negotiation, the mandate and strength of the people. Our priority is to limit the adverse effects of the agreement. It is to protect the weak. It is the opening of a European debate on the effectiveness of these programmes. As for the elections, it is reasonable for such scenarios to exist when so many deputies of the majority voted against the agreement. So do not expect to abate."


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