Beginning a two-day tour of the island of Crete on Friday, Communist Party of Greece (KKE) General Secretary Aleka Papariga presented what she called a "realistic" proposal for Greece's exit from the crisis. In a press conference, Papariga attacked the economic policy being pursued by the government and main opposition New Democracy, stressing that ND only pretended to adopt different tactics to that of the government in order to return to power.
She stressed that the Greek people were already bankrupt, since the money from the loans was going to pay off the country's debts, and she accused the government of threatening people that it will stop paying wages and pensions in order to force them to accept the new measures.
Though Greece's debt existed, KKE did not recognise it because it was not created by the people, who had for decades been paying off debts created by an overconcentration of capital and large profits, she said.
Papariga repeated her claim that ordinary tax-payers had paid the Greek state 618 billion euro between 1985 and 2011 through direct and indirect taxation.
KKE's leader insisted that her party's political approach to the debt was realistic and expressed the interests of the working classes, being based on scientific study and highlighting domestic growth potential.
On Friday night, Papariga addressed a political rally at Eleftherios Venizelos Square in Liontaria.