PM, Mitsotakis spar on economy, Prespes name deal

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis clashed in Parliament on Tuesday ahead of a vote to revoke planned budget cuts that had been slated for January, trading barbs on economic policy as well as Greece's contentious name deal with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM). 

The political polarization which has intensified in recent weeks amid heightened speculation about early elections escalated on Tuesday, with Tsipras pointing to "the deep ideological and political lines" separating the government and ND.

Claiming that his government had saved pensioners from further cuts and secured increases for 620,000 retirees this year, Tsipras accused Mitsotakis of proposing a "Pinochet-style pension system," referring to the late Chilean dictator's privatized pension scheme.

Tsipras added that Mitsotakis had not only been...

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