Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) Parliamentary Group president Alexis Tsipras, addressing a rally of supporters in the indoor Sporting stadium in Athens on Friday evening, spoke of a government that has invented "a new ghost hovering over the country, the ghost of SYRIZA."

Tsipras focused his address on criticism of the government, accompanied by criticism on vested interests and the serving of economic interests and on an appeal to the forces of the left, mainly the leftist social forces for unity.

Tsipras predicted that '"the worse is to come and for the people to be intimidated, the government alone does not have the crucial role with the shaping of a climate of intimidation and collective guilt but a large part of the country's mass media as well."