Communist Party of Greece (KKE) General Secretary Aleka Papariga commented on the protests in Egypt while speaking to the state television channel NET on Monday, noting that it was a social uprising that lacked a "leading political force expressing the interests of the people".

"An uprising, in order to have a positive political outlet, first wants to have the people in the street but definitely in order for an outlet to come there have to be political forces, a political force such that they have a real alternative solution. Now the alternative solution being prepared is a sucession formation that will not change politics fundamentally," she said.

According to Papariga, if Mohammed El Baradei did succeed current Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, any changes that arose as a result would be mainly "superficial".