Tsipras at loggerheads with Motsotakis in Parliament over lawlessness

Tsipras at loggerheads with Motsotakis in Parliament over lawlessness

Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras and main opposition ND party leader, Kyriakos Mitsotakis are expected to have a heated debate this morning, November 3, in Parliament over security issues and criminality in the country.

During the Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) session, Mr. Tsipras will answer today, at 10:00 a.m. local, to a tabled oral question by Mr. Mitsotakis that reads:

“Crime surge and increase of violent incidents” 

With his question, Kyriakos Mitsotakis is accusing the government that “already from the first months they are in power, undermined the anticrime policy with a series of laws that leave huge gaps in public order and security.”

“All too often, we are witnessing violent and criminal incidents, something that makes us feel that total lawlessness reigns all around”, wrote the ND head and added that “groups of hooded youths who are left to their own devices attack police, we keep calling them usual suspects while they keep destroying public and private properties at night and bully the rest of the citizens.” At the same time, “members of politically affiliated ‘collectives’ enter ministries, universities, civil services, embassies, tax offices, hospitals and the outdoor space of the Greek Parliament too, whenever they wish.”

During his Thursday statements, governmental spokesman, Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said that during Friday’s session “Kyriakos Mitsotakis will be asked certain questions regarding the cover he himself offers to Mr. Avgenakis, who was allegedly closely connected with criminals and helped when and if needed.”

It is expected that, today, the premier will present analytical results of the government’s anticrime policy.

In this context, most probably he will speak of the positive results in cases such as the arrest of the kidnappers of businessman Michalis Lempidakis, he will mention the sender of the parcel bombs and the dismantling of criminal drug-gangs in the Athenian area of Exarchia as well as the arrest of the murderers of lawyer Michalis Zafiropoulos…/IBNA