Main opposition New Democracy (ND) party leader Antonis Samaras, addressing Parliament on Tuesday evening during the debate on the vote of confidence for the government, called for elections and cetegorically rejected the referendum being promoted by the government.
Samaras clarified that "we shall not become participants in your deadlock, we shall vote against the Mid-term and we shall vote for the clauses from the implementary law that we consider correct, while we shall continue to promote the renegotiation" of the memorandum.
The ND leader further said his party has always supported the decrease of the country's deficit and debt.
"We support also the main tools for achieving these targets. The structural changes, the utilisation of the state's property, privatisations and restricting the public spending. Not only we support these measures but we were the first, before you, to promote them," Samaras said.
The main opposition leader reiterated his refusal to give consensus to a "mistake", adding that he was ready to give his consensus for the correction of the mistake.
He added that there were still margins for renegotiating the meorandum so as to correct the mistake.
Samaras concluded by saying "if you like referendums Mr. (Prime Minister George) Papandreou, then make the best referendum, that is elections."