Even though his government has just adopted the latest package of fiscal expansionary measures, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is not holding back in pledging similar interventions before the general elections later this year.
The last week of campaigning ahead of Sunday’s European Parliament and local elections promises to be intense as opinion polls suggest that SYRIZA is closing the gap on New Democracy in the wake of the adoption of the latest package of so-called positive measures.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras suggested on Wednesday that the government may adopt more expansionary measures later this year as Parliament adopted the latest package of so-called positive interventions.
MPs are due to vote on Tuesday evening for the package of “positive measures” submitted to Parliament on Monday by the government, which hopes that the relief measures will provide SYRIZA with a boost ahead of the May 26 European and local elections.
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis was in no mood to give Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras any respite after he got through another confidence vote on Friday.
The confidence vote called by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is due to take place late on Friday after the conclusion of a three-day debate that has poisoned the atmosphere in Greek politics further as tensions rise ahead of the European and local elections on May 26.
The political battle ahead of the European and local election on May 26 has taken a bitter, personal twist as SYRIZA and New Democracy fight it out for the support of voters.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras unveiled on Tuesday at a press conference the package of fiscal expansionary measures that the government has been planning for the last few months, hoping that this will sway voters ahead of the May 26 European and local elections, as well as the national vote later this year.
The stage is set for a political showdown between the government and New Democracy ahead of the May 26 European and local elections after the opposition party submitted a censure motion regarding Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis, which the government turned into a confidence vote in the whole cabinet.
As the government gauges the reaction of the European institutions to the tax relief measures it is planning to unveil in the coming days, New Democracy is attempting to outmanoeuvre SYRIZA over the pre-legislated reduction of the tax-free threshold.