The choice of Tsipras to be included in the bills from the seat testifies to his intention to form an opposition front. Photo INTIME NEWS
By the end of 2014, Alexis Tsipras had made Parliament his second home. The new “move” of the president of SYRIZA to his office in Parliament is not just accidental. At least two to three times a week he leaves Koumoundourou in order to be next to the Plenary Hall. He did the same on Wednesday. With six or seven pages of handwritten notes that he made, in the presence of a very close associate, he decided to intervene in the bill for the media.
Overlooking the Plenary
Since the defeat of 2019, SYRIZA has tried several opposition recipes. Until the first wave of the pandemic, the low tones and programmatic opposition of the ruling Left were the preferred motif. What was left, however, was the lamentation of many “presidential” executives, who saw that with the party’s downhill poll, the conflict was one-way. After the end of the summer, “hard rock” was adopted and now that the government is approaching the middle of its term, it is time for a frontal clash with Kyriakos Mitsotakis. In recent weeks, with the interventions of Alexis Tsipras in the Plenary Session, in the ranks of the parliamentary group there is euphoria, with a top executive emphasizing in “K” that “as long as Tsipras comes forward and finds a pace, Mitsotakis will have the problem ». Even the choice in the bills to be placed with the mask from the seat, shows that he is trying to form an opposition front.
Those who have paid close attention to his last two speeches can see another change in strategy. Twice he made his self-criticism for ERT in Parliament. Trying to send the message that “the new SYRIZA can do better”, Alexis Tsipras is said to be determined not to carry with him the mistakes that hurt the party during the four and a half years of rule. In the process, it is not ruled out that the clarification may proceed at the level of persons.
The failures in the management of the bad weather by Maximou came for SYRIZA at the appropriate timing, where the party tries to reap the benefits of the fatigue of the people with the “open – close”. There are two main categories of citizens it seeks to address:
• In the middle class, who turned their backs on the party in July 2019.
• To those who did not go to the polls in the last elections. 19 months ago, the valid ballots at the polls amounted to 5,649,529, ie 531,343 less than in January 2015. This 10% of the electorate wants SYRIZA to approach again. And because in Koumoundourou they count every sign given by the government for early ballots, the indirect report of Th. Libanios to the Parliament for the establishment of a pre-investigation committee for the pastures did not go unnoticed, as he said. “They have left Folli Follie, which does not work out for them, and they will definitely proceed with a pre-investigation for the licenses. They want it to exist whenever they need it “, a member of the presidency of K.O. of SYRIZA in “K”.
SYRIZA explains that the case of the resignation of the artistic director of the National Theater, Dimitris Lignadis, is not limited to the responsibilities of the Minister of Culture, but also concerns the Prime Minister. “Mendoni’s resignation is no longer enough,” Koumoundourou stressed. The issue will be raised more next week and a new intervention by Tsipras cannot be ruled out.
Return to Brussels
SYRIZA believes that there can be no recovery unless a partial debt write-off is decided, both public and private. When the governor of the Bundesbank, Jens Weidmann, recently asked for the straps to be tightened, the official opposition rang a bell. Alexis Tsipras intends to ask for initiatives to be taken very soon. In Koumoundourou they have estimated that the “known suspects” will return to their positions for less state and more austerity. Initiatives that could be taken in parallel with the hot Greek-Turkish issues may be put by the leader of SYRIZA at the Summit of Eurosocialists, on March 25 in Brussels, if it is carried out according to the previous standards.
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