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.
Following the Easter break, Greek politics is set to get back into full swing this week as the government, which is working on a new package of “positive measures”, is expected to face a confidence vote in Parliament.
The government is preparing a series of permanent and one-off fiscal measures aimed at providing taxpayers with relief ahead of the European and local elections coming up in May.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has again been forced to back his controversial Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis, who New Democracy sees as a weak link in the government due to his outbursts.
Campaigning for the May 26 European Parliament elections continues apace as a new opinion poll shows New Democracy having a sizeable lead but not increasing the gap over SYRIZA.
Alexis Tsipras is taking on an ever-more prominent role in SYRIZA’s campaign ahead of the European Parliament elections as a new opinion polls suggests the leftists are closing the gap on New Democracy, which is still on course to win the May 26 ballot and the national vote later this year.
New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis help up Cyprus as an example that Greece should follow in the coming years in order to achieve a higher rate of growth.
Trailing in the opinion polls ahead of the European and local elections on May 26, the government appears to be searching for more policies that will appeal to voters and prevent SYRIZA from suffering a crushing defeat next month.