Mitsotakis responds to Tsipras challenge with proposals for broad changes to constitution

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Mitsotakis, New Democracy, Parliament, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis made it clear on Tuesday that his party intends to block the government’s efforts to revise Greece’s constitution if Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras limits the process to just the articles that he is interested in changing and not a broader overhaul.

Speaking to his party’s MPs in Parliament, Mitsotakis accused Tsipras of attempting a “SYRIZA-fication” of the constitution and being interested in using the revision process in order to distract attention from the government’s problems.

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