Samaras repeats call to avoid snap elections: 'Greeks don`t want new adventure'
First entry: 27 December 2014 - 20:15 Athens
"The Greek people do not want early elections, they want the current parliament to elect a new President of the Republic", Samaras said in the pre-recorded interview broadcast by state TV channel NERIT.
“I did everything in my power to ensure that a new President of the Republic will be elected and to avoid early elections, because this is in the national interest”, the Greek prime minister said.
“The election of a new President will help the country to overcome recession”, he added.
However, Antonis Samaras said that “if we go on early elections, New Democracy (ND), senior government coalition partner, will win the elections. I can feel that".
Antonis Samaras, referring to Syriza and Independent Greeks (ANEL), called them “deadly enemies”, accusing them for “dangerous plans”, that “will bring about conflict between Greece and our allies abroad”.
"All those who incite such dangerous plans they are either stupid, or they are serving other interests”, he added, stressing that “refusing to elect new President of the Republic is political blackmail”.