There is the necessary parliamentary majority of 151 deputies to vote the Prespes Agreement, says Tsakalotos

Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, in an interview on Tuesday, expressed his certainty that the necessary parliamentary majority of 151 deputies needed to ratify the Prespes Agreement exists.

He underlined that all sides, both current politicians and their predecessors, must assume their responsibilities on this issue.

Tsakalotos explained that Potami leader Stavros Theodorakis and his party have no reason not to vote for the Prespes Agreement. Regarding the KINAL party, he said that this party also lacked any argument against the agreement but was seeking to bring about a strategic defeat for ruling coalition leader SYRIZA.

On main opposition New Democracy, the minister said that if ND believes that the government has no parliamentary majority, it can table a motion of censure.

The biggest problem for the Greek economy, Tsakalotos added, were the bad loans. However, he suggested that all sides refrain from panic. “Banks are meeting their targets and have their own plans, as do we. Growth and real estate prices also offer support,” he said.

Source ANA-MPA
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