ATHENS – Greece’s major opposition and poll-leading Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) said it would not recognize deals the government has made it if comes to power.
SYRIZA is leading the New Democracy Conservatives of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and hopes to force early national elections by blocking the election of a Greek President in February, 2015.
In a statement, the Leftists reiterated its leader Alexis Tsipras’ position that the party would not accept any agreement that it has not approved and that it believes would undermine the interests of the country and its people.
It wasn’t specified what that entailed, but Tsipras has said he would either seek to revise the harsh terms of two bailout deals of 240 billion euros ($317 billion) with the Troika of the European Union-International Monetary Fund-European Central Bank (EU-IMF-ECB) that came with austerity measures, or walk away from the debt, which would leave Greece broke.
Tsipiras has said previously that he also would negate the privatization deals the country is making as he believes it is selling off Greek assets cheaply.
SYRIZA ridiculed the vote of confidence that Samaras received from the Parliament as the Premier got only the 155 votes of his coalition government, which includes the PASOK Socialists, and no one else.
SYRIZA said it believed that the vote of confidence debate concluded with the government not having the confidence of the Greek people, while being politically isolated and weak.
The party also noted there were some “voices of doubt” referring to the proposal of a special purpose government it has rejected as well.
“Really, what will Mr. Samaras negotiate when he considers that all goes well and the Greek debt is sustainable, as it is?” the party added.