Communist Party of Greece (KKE) general secretary Aleka Papariga on Wednesday predicted "political instability and heightened tensions" as a result of the ongoing economic crisis.

Speaking to public radio, she stressed that political instability is likely in case the conservative parties fail to reach a consensus, adding that even if a consensus is reached the people could create the conditions that will make such governments unstable.

Papariga also stated the new element in the crisis is the fact that economies on European and global level are interwoven thus lacking the ability to handle the crisis on national level as it was the case in the past.