PM defends grocery stipend, hopes to draw support from PASOK

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Cost of living, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, PASOK-KINAL, SYRIZA

Perhaps buoyed by a new opinion poll showing a slight bounce in his party’s ratings, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis mounted a stout defence on Wednesday of his government’s latest handout, which was dismissed as a pre-election gift by the opposition.

The so-called “Market Pass”, which will provide a small monthly grocery shopping subsidy for certain households over a six-month period was criticised by some liberal commentators, as well as those on the left. The liberals felt Mitsotakis had abandoned...

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