If the leader of the main opposition party questions parliament’s confidence in the government, all he has to do is table a motion of censure, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Wednesday in an interview with ERT1 public broadcaster.
“The prime minister and the minister of foreign affairs have ex officio the power to sign international agreements. From now on, if (New Democracy leader Kyriakos) Mitsotakis questions whether the government enjoys parliament confidence, all he has to do is to table a motion of censure,” Tzanakopoulos said, and continued: “It is Mitsotakis’ issue whether he wants another parliamentary defeat or not. Anyway, he is accustomed to these parliamentary defeats. It will be another monumental parliamentary defeat. ”
Regarding the agreement, the spokesman underlined: “Obviously there are different perspectives, but I am convinced that over time even those who disagree or express their objections will understand that this was a necessary political and diplomatic compromise, which despite the fact that it is a compromise, establishes and safeguards fully the interests of our country and its ability to be defined by its own separate history. I believe that yesterday we took a very important step in stabilizing the wider Balkan region.”