The former Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) government spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis says he is “laughing” at ludicrous publications that want him “married” to an unnamed man that isn’t described but is pictured to be the Harvard-educated Panagiotis Angelopoulos, the lefty son of powerful businesswoman Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki.
When Gabriel Sakellaridis resigned as an MP but not from the party, a number of political analysts wondered why he had prefered to remain in a party whose policies he no longer espouses. His choice of resigning rather than voting against the bailout measures he is against can be seen as “moral” by most.
The multi-bill on the 48 prior actions Greece needs to implement in order to receive a 2 billion subtranche benchmarked for Greece was passed in Parliament by 290 lawmakers on Thursday evening with the 153 votes of the coalition government of the Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) and junior member Independent Greeks (ANEL).
There was enthusiasm at SYRIZA’s headquarters on Koumoundourou street from the first exit polls that put the party ahead of its main rival, the conservative New Democracy party. As the night progressed with votes tallied in the party’s favor, reserved joy gave way to smiles and cheers… and the flow of whiskey.
The caretaker government has submitted a plan with tax reductions for conscientious taxpayers who can pay the joint property tax (ENFIA) installments on time or in one lump sum. The interim finance minister Tryphonas Alexiadis said that “conscientiousness should finally be rewarded.” Similar plans by the previous government had been shelved despite talk of reductions of as much as 5-15%.
Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos called a Council of Greek political leaders shortly after the bailout victory for the rejection of international creditors bailout terms on Sunday.
Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrived shortly after 10 a.m., accompanied by State Minister Nikos Pappas and Government Spokesperson Gabriel Sakellaridis.