“The citizens did not turn their backs to us, the outcome of the elections is open”, said Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in an interview with ANT1 and journalist Yorgos Papadakis. Addressing ND and Kyriakos Mitsotakis, he asked them to explain why the social security system needs to be reformed since it has already secured its viability, and stressed that the SYRIZA government has ensured that pensions will not be further reduced and there will be a slight increase.

He also accused Kyriakos Mitsotakis of deceiving pensioners when he says that he will give out the 13th pension by the end of 2020 if he achieves a 4% growth. The country was plundered by a few large families, the prime minister said, and responding to ND’s promise regarding a strong growth, he said: “When they speak of strong growth they mean growth for the powerful.” “I ask the Greek people to judge me in conditions outside the memorandums,” he said ahead of the upcoming elections on July 7.