The Euroections result can be reversed in general elections, said Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos on Thursday, adding that “the Greek people should believe it.”
In statements to to News 24.7 FM, the minister acknowledged that “the Greek people are stressed” after the memoranda, and said Syriza “must persuade them that we have a better plan for the next four years and that the people’s daily day life will improve.”
He rejected arguments that SYRIZA destroyed the middle class, saying the large financial squeeze on the middle class took place between 2010-2014, before Syriza came to power. “We stabilised the middle class, but for part of them their income does not meet their needs,” he added.
Finally on his personal ambitions, he said that he did not want to become EU Commissioner or MEP, joking that “my main characteristic is that I hate travelling.”