The opposition party of New Democracy has brought a motion of censure against the government on the agreement with FYROM; the motion is expected to be concluded on Saturday with the voting of the MPs. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that the motion is welcome, stressing that if there wasn’t any, we should invent it, as it gives the opportunity to lay all the cards on the table. Mr. Tsipras also accused New Democracy President Kyriakos Mitsotakis of institutional balancing tricks. On his part, Mr. Mitsotakis argued that the government’s handling is risky, without parliamentary legitimization, and accused the PM of preparing to sign an agreement and commit the country to a framework that will create faits accomplis.
President of the Movement for Change Fofi Gennimata claimed that the agreement is a step forward, but it does not come closer to a solution, however the head of The River party, Stavros Theodorakis, stated that he is in favor of the agreement. The Communist Party of Greece (KKE) is considering stepping out of the talks. ANEL party announced that they do not support the agreement, but they will not allow Mr. Mitsotakis’ adventurism to destabilize the country, while the Union of Centrists party stated that they will vote in favor of the motion of censure provided that the New Democracy President promises that he will never accept the name “Macedonia” for FYROM.