Government spokesman Giorgos Petalotis in an announcement late Wednesday on the recent political developments, stated that (main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis) "Mr. Samaras and ND proved that the perception of  national responsibility in this crucial period for the country,  goes only through their party interest" .
Responding to Samaras' statement, he charged that it is "contradictory» for Mr. Samaras to point at Europe, "to indicate to us ways of governance and to refuse to countersign supposed 'mistakes', at the same time that he undermined a big opportunity for joint assumption of a national and historical responsibility".
Concluding, Petalotis said that such attitudes are at the expense of  the country itself .