[Marxism] Joint Statement by Greek Political Party Leaders, July 6

Dayne Goodwin daynegoodwin at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 14:54:59 MDT 2015

Joint Statement by Greek Political Party Leaders

translated by The Greek Analyst, July 6

Following the result of yesterday’s referendum, where the Greek people
responded with a resounding ‘NO’ to a highly ambiguous (and void)
question, the Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for a meeting
with the rest of the political leadership in the country. After making
his request official yesterday night, at the President of the
Democracy, Prokovios Pavlopoulos, the President called the meeting
earlier today at the Maximos Building.

What follows is the joint statement released after the conclusion of
the meeting, translated in English. You can find the original
statement (in Greek), here.
Updates (perhaps) to follow, as more info comes in.

After a request by the Prime Minister Mr. Alexis Tsipras, the
President of the Democracy Mr. Prokopios Pavlopoulos, convened today,
6th of July 2015 and time 10:00, a meeting of the Political Leaders of
the Parties represented in the Hellenic Parliament, under his

In the meeting participated:

The Prime Minister, Mr. Alexis Tsipras.
The transitional Leader of New Democracy, in his capacity as leader of
the Opposition, Mr. Evangelos Meimarakis.
The Head of “To Potami” party, Mr. Stavros Theodorakis.
The General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party,
Mr. Dimitrios Koutsoumbas.
The President of the Independent Greeks, Mr. Panagiotis Kammenos.
And the President of PASOK, Mrs. Fofi Genimata.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister proceeded in informing the
Political Leaders regarding the initiatives he intends to immediately
undertake, after the result of yesterday’s referendum. Consequently,
the Political Leaders expressed their individual proposals. At the end
of the meeting, the Political Leaders – with the reservation of the
overall disagreement of the General Secretary of the Central Committee
of the KKE, Mr. Dimitris Koutsoumbas, which was registered in detail
in the proceedings of the meeting – resulted in the following joint

“The recent verdict of the Greek people does not comprise a mandate of
rupture, but a mandate for continuing and strengthening the effort of
achieving a socially just and economically sustainable agreement.
Towards this direction, the Government assumes the responsibility of
continuing the negotiations. And each Political Leader will
contribute, respectively, within the framework of his/her
institutional and political role. The common goal is to seek a
solution that will ensure:

The adequate coverage of the financing needs of the Country
Reliable reforms, based on the criterion of the just distribution of
burdens and the promotion of development, with the least possible
recessionary effects.
Powerful, front-loaded, growth program, first and foremost for
combatting unemployment and for the encouragement of entrepreneurship.
A commitment towards the beginning of substantive discussion on
dealing with the problem of the sustainability of the Greek public

Immediate priority is to restore the liquidity in the financial
system, in consultation with the ECB. The Prime Minister has promised
to inform the Political Leaders, immediately after the forthcoming EU
Summit, for the first conclusions to be drawn and for the overall
progress of the negotiations.”

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