Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA parliamentary alliance) parliamentary group leader Alexis Tsipras said Tuesday after a meeting with Prime Minister George Papandreou that "I did not go to discuss with George Papandreou about the looting of society but I went to tell him that he must not and he it is not legitimised to continue this crime against the people".
Tsipras added that the premier and the government have led the country to an unprecedented catastrophe, underlining that Papandreou lacked the courage to accept the failure and is seeking accomplices and not consensus. The best thing he can do for the country is to step down, Tsipras added.

The SYRIZA leader also stressed that the people must live with dignity, and called on the youth to follow the example of Spain's youth.

To a reporters' query on the possibility of early general elections, he said that if the government is willing to sell even the Acropolis, only the Greek people, and not Papandreou, are authorised to give the response.