The election results are not satisfactory to us, Samaras said in his speech to the New Democracy parliamentary group after his meeting with PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos. He made two proposals for emerging from the situation. The first was to make a coalition government of national consensus consisting of all parties that want Greece to remain in the euro area, the other was to form a minority government, without the participation of New Democracy. The right will not interfere with the activities of this government, if the political forces involved in it have 120 parliamentary seats and ensure that the country will remain within the monetary union.
"We agree with the proposal of Fotis Kouvelis, who yesterday said that he was in favour of securing the European future of Greece, while at the same time he was against the Memorandum terms, that's why he suggests forming a government of national consensus involving SYRIZA." His proposal to ensure that Greece remains within the euro area while renegotiating the needed changes to the Memorandum remains valid.
New Democracy's leader stated that SYRIZA had won the race of 6 May but does not know how to govern. Samaras accused Tsipras of using the time within the mandate to form a government for election purposes. The blue leader made it clear that in his opinion SYRIZA did not intend to forma coalition government, but to gain more votes for the second round of elections. "Mr. Tsipras must know that every new vote he gets in the second elections, if we arrive at that point, will cost him two votes of the previous voters." Antonis Samaras continued to attack the leader of the extreme left saying that Alexis Tsipras had spent much more time in meeting with non-parliamentary groups and trade unions, than in holding serious talks with leaders of other political forces in order to resolve the present crisis.
"Left ideas had been tried at international level and failed and now, they want to bring Greece to a complete failure." He insisted that SYRIZA is neither aware of how to manage the banking system, nor how important it is to have liquidity in the market, and all other proposals involve the immediate exit of Greece from the euro area. They have caused serious turmoil both inside and outside the country. "Instability has increased merely by submitting these proposals, imagine what would happen if they governed," concluded Samaras.
In his opinion, the political line of SYRIZA today largely resembles the Socialist electoral slogan of three years ago, when Papandreou took the power. PASOK’s "There is money" in 2009 is repeated in the slogan of Alexis Tsipras "We do not pay." "If Tsipras continues with this, his name will be recorded on the monument of populism, next to that of George Papandreou," said Samaras with irony.
He did not fail to note that the European partners, who have insisted on austerity measures without measures to stimulate economic growth, are also responsible for the upsurge of the extreme left and extreme right forces in Greece. He noted that some centre-right parties have failed to enter the National Assembly, but the extreme forces in Greece have gained strong positions. "However, the neo-Nazi party is in parliament." For two and a half years, our party proved that the other parties were wrong and many of them tried to hurt us. Samaras blamed the majority of smaller parties of irresponsibility stating that they will drag the country to bankruptcy. In case of a second round of elections, the leader of New Democracy said he would form a strong opposition to the anti-European forces to save the country.
The last meeting of Evangelos Venizelos in his attempt to form a government is to be held on Friday evening. He will have confidential talks with Alexis Tsipras of the extreme left and the expectations for this meeting are not great. Political analysts predict that it will give no result and a meeting of political leaders will be called in the presidency on Saturday. They will make the final decision of whether it is possible to form some kind of coalition government or appoint a date for new elections.