For the second day in a row, the mandate to form a government is in the hands of the leader of the radical left SYRIZA Alexis Tsipras. After Antonis Samaras’ firm refusal to participate in the cabinet under these conditions, the possibility for Greece of having the longed'for left government has become unrealistic.
Nevertheless, he is still carrying the mandate and holding meetings with trade unions and social organizations that have nothing to do with the meetings for forming a government. A little earlier, it became clear that Alexis Tsipras asked to meet with newly elected President of France François Hollande without making it clear in what capacity he will meet with him.
Observer - sociologist George Siakandaris commented for GRReporter, "Alexis Tsipras is doing what he can do to prove honest to his ideas and principles. He is making continuous mistakes regarding the future of the country, but at the same time, he is scoring points among Greek citizens, because he appears to be a pure politician, who believes in what he has said. All things stated by the party and especially the statements of the deputy Dimitris Stratoulis that they intend to nationalize the bank deposits of individuals are very dangerous. Alexis Tsipras is playing a very bad game for the country."
According to the sociologist, Antonis Samaras’ position was clearer than that of the leader of PASOK in relation to the call of the SYRIZA leader to them to withdraw their signatures from the Memorandum of economic aid. "The New Democracy leader replied firmly by saying that the withdrawal of signatures in practice means destruction of the country."
What will happen? "I think the attempt of Alexis Tsipras to form a government will not succeed. There is no parliamentary majority, so I think that the only possible scenario is elections. They will probably be held on 17 June. Everything else that is happening now, when the country is in such a bad condition, is games that are very dangerous for its future."
George Siakandaris expressed fears that the next election race results could be worse for the European perspective of Greece. "I do not exclude the possibility of SYRIZA being the first party in terms of votes received," he said.
"Things will further complicate. I think that now Alexis Tsipras will be attacked from all sides. I am not sure however whether instead of reducing his influence, they will not push him further. Unless another scenario is realized - the unification of the centre-right forces by Antonis Samaras against the "danger" called SYRIZA and its explosive ideas. If this scenario is implemented, the percentage rates of New Democracy could increase. All this would probably further reduce the potential of PASOK and the party could fall below 13% of the votes. If this happens, we should expect the establishment of new political formations in the centre-left and social-democratic space."