Main opposition leader Antonis Samaras strongly criticized Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in a brief televised address on Wednesday, blaming him for the closing of Greece’s banks.
"He didn't have the bravery to admit he’s the one who signed to close the banks and that he didn’t dare admit that he submitted an austerity proposal, similar to the one of Greece’s creditors,” the leader of New Democracy (ND) said.
"The government lied to everyone and eventually bankrupted the country! We're left hanging while losing 35 billion euros in EU funds which were earmarked for our country after the sacrifices of the people!" Samaras noted, adding that now Tsipras is "begging for a new memorandum, while for months he said he wouldn't sign one."
Samaras noted that Greece finds itself today in the worst position of the last decades, without a European safety net, with closed banks, “while it is having trouble fulfilling its basic obligations towards it citizens”.
He said the country has not been isolated from its partners and called on Greeks to vote “Yes” in Sunday’s referendum.
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