Opposition Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) Parliamentary group president Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday blamed the prime minister for the state of the economy and for adopting the memorandum solution.
Speaking on state radio, Tsipras underlined that there are “no magical formulae” but Prime Minister George Papandreou is “largely responsible for the dramatic state the Greek economy and society are in”.
He said that “a year ago, the PM had stated that by seeking the assistance of the troika he led the country to a safe harbour. Since then it has been proved that the harbour was anything but safe and that he has put us at the center of a tornado that has left nothing intact.”

On the trade union movement and the disappointing demonstrations held on May Day, he said “the trade union movement does not inspire the people”.