New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras on Friday said his party would be willing to participate in a national unity government aimed at keeping debt-wracked Greece in the eurozone and revising the bailout agreements with its foreign lenders.
“We are struggling to form a government. There is still hope,” he said.
Addressing his conservative MPs, Samaras launched an all out attack on SYRIZA Coalition of the Radical Left, warning that the party's “irresponsible and populist” tactics are jeopardizing Greece's membership of the euro area.
“Party with power but without responsibility does not exist anywhere in the world,” Samaras said of SYRIZA, accusing the leftist party of having no plan to deal with the crisis.
“They have no idea how the banking system works,” he said of the leftist party which won second place in Greece's parliamentary elections on Sunday.
Samaras defended his party's record, saying it was the first to call for a revision of the terms in the EU-IMF memorandum.Ekathimerini.com