Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media Minister Nikos Pappas on Monday underlined the importance of a debate between the SYRIZA and New Democracy leaders ahead of the national elections in order for the people to "know in detail what is at stake."
As he said to radio News 24/7 "the policy platforms of the two parties will be put on the table and the people, mostly those that did not consider it important to make a trip to vote, will have to make very crucial decisions."
The minister said that Alexis Tsipras "is open to any model Mitsotakis agrees to discuss" as the ND leader "has made a commitment that ahead of the general elections he will agree to any number of debates".
When people are having a difficult time, he added, "the first person they think to blame is the ruling party" and partly blamed the result on "organisational difficulties" in local elections.
Asked about the possibility that Alexis Tsipras' leadership of SYRIZA might be contested, Pappas said that "Tsipras is the man that took SYRIZA from 3 to 35 pct and will be SYRIZA leader for many more years."