Communist Party of Greece (KKE) leader Aleka Papariga stressed the need for a political alliance in order for the country to exit the crisis, speaking to a party event in Chania, Crete, on Saturday night.
Papariga reiterated her opposition to a referendum, opting instead for early general elections.

She anticipated that elections would be held soon and that they could "become a courageous step forward", provided that the two mainstream parties -- ruling PASOK and main opposition New Democracy -- declined in votes and the KKE emerged stronger from the polls.

Papariga made a renewed attack on the Memorandum, the Medium-Term fiscal programme and the measures being advanced by the government.

She said that the crisis was deepening not only in Greece but in the eurozone as well, and predicted that even if Greece succeeds in overcoming the crisis "we will be in shackles for the next 100 years from the debts".