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Three votes, seven boxes and a lot of tension connected with the "Lagarde List"

17 January 2013 / 11:01:35  GRReporter
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The parliament must compose a special commission to investigate the scandal with the "Lagarde List" that contains the names of 2,062 Greeks with large bank accounts in Switzerland but the problem is that the parties in the National Assembly cannot agree on the political person who should be held liable.

The triple coalition of New Democracy, PASOK and Democratic Left wants the special commission to investigate former Finance Minister George Papakonstantinou. So far, there have been suspicions of him deleting three of the names on the list of wealthy Greeks namely those of his relatives and the investigation of the commission should confirm or deny this.

The opposition SYRIZA party suggests that the commission should investigate the former Finance Minister as well as former Prime Minister George Papandreou. According to the radical left, both politicians have a hand in the attempt to cover up tax offenders who have exported their money abroad without paying the amount due to the state. So, it insists that the vote on the nature of the commission take into consideration the responsibility of them both in the case.

The proposal of Panos Kamenos’ Independent Greece, which was supported by Golden Dawn, will be voted in the third place. They urge the commission to investigate not only George Papakonstantinou and George Papandreou but also the Prime Minister of the interim government of Greece in 2012 Lucas Papademos and the Finance Minister, Evangelos Venizelos ,in it.

The debates to define the voting boxes are expected to continue all day and the election of the political person or persons to be investigated by the commission will be held at six o'clock in the evening on Thursday. SYRIZA insists on a secret vote in order for the deputies to be able to calmly cast their vote for the person they deem guilty. The non-political persons involved in the "Lagarde List" scandal are held criminally liable by the judicial authorities whereas the ministers involved in it will have to face the special parliamentary commission.

 

Tags: PoliticsLagarde ListGreeceVoteDebatesParliament
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