In a press conference within the framework of his visit to Thessaloniki’s 76th International Trade Fair (TIF), Karatzaferis said he would back a government formed by the two major political parties of PASOK and New Democracy (ND).
However, he said that Prime Minister George Papandreou and main opposition ND leader Antonis Samaras are incompetent and accused the government of being unable to rise to the occasion.
Karatzaferis did not rule out the likelihood of snap elections as early as mid November saying that they will be the result of unexpected and unforeseeable events.
He maintained that “the Europeans see us as being already in default” and stressed that “the country is going from bad to worse”.
Karatzaferis accused the Bank of Greece (BoG) of not proceeding with mergers of banking institutions when it should and characterized as “foolish” the special surtax imposed on real estate property.
Referring to the labour reserve measure, he said that it is concealed layoff and criticised the government for its policy on migration.