Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Secretary General Aleka Papariga, addressing a rally in the city of Iraklio on Friday evening, called on the people to trust the party, stressing that the course to stop the downward trend is in the hands of all and that her party's policies have been vindicated.
Papariga criticised the government for its policy, as well as the main opposition New Democracy party, while also criticising leading trade unionists as having compromised.

Referring to the 48-hour strike, she called for the biggest participation possible, saying that 5 and 6 million people can come out and calling on the working class to reject every extortion.