The statement of the Minister of Labor, Adonis Georgiadis, about the tragedy of Tempe has caused great reactions and anger. At the time when the government representative states that the minister’s statements were misinterpreted, SYRIZA and PASOK open fire and demand his dismissal.
“There are limits. Adonis Georgiadis’ statement that only those who live in their own microcosm are interested in Tempi today is one of the most cynical and inhumane statements that have been made in the political history of our country”, says Stefanos Kasselakis in his Facebook post, asking Kyriakos Mitsotakis to dismiss the minister immediately from the government.
“Georgiadis’ statement creates a major political issue – The Prime Minister should dismiss him” says Stefanos Kasselakis
The president of SYRIZA-PS states that the statement of Mr. Georgiadis “insults the memory of the victims. It offends the injured and survivors who live with the nightmare of the memory, many of them traumatized. It offends the relatives of the victims who wake up every day to the drama of loss, combined with the lack of justice and abandonment. It insults all Greeks who are presented by the minister as a people without feelings and solidarity”.
He notes that “the invocation of 41% is not a washing machine for the guilty and arrogant” and that “Georgiadis’ statement creates a major political issue”.
Mr. Kasselakis calls on the prime minister “to immediately dismiss Adonis Georgiadis from his government”. “Otherwise,” he comments, “he subscribes to his statement, embraces the same arrogance and political vulgarity and justifies the title of prime minister of reduced emotional intelligence.”
Manzos: Arrogance turns into cynicism
“The arrogance of the ND turns into cynicism beyond all limits,” commented the parliamentary representative of PASOK-KINAL, Dimitris Manzos.
“It is an example of how quickly and impressively the arrogance of power can degenerate into cynicism. For wiretapping, we were used to it, especially by Mr. Georgiadis, but also by the entire government, to bury them. But with the tragedy of Tempe, they ended it.”
Pavlos Marinakis: “The statement was misinterpreted”
The government representative, Pavlos Marinakis, in today’s briefing for political editors, was asked about the statements of Adonis Georgiadis about Tempi.
In his answer, he used the words of the Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, from a recent interview, that all executives “must be very careful with their wording, because there is often the risk of misinterpretation”.
He then added that Mr. Georgiadis took responsibility for his statement, which was misinterpreted, “he clarified it and gave a relevant answer this morning.”