PM Concludes Meetings with Party Leaders on Election Law, Constitution

PM Concludes Meetings with Party Leaders on Election Law, Constitution

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday continued a round of meetings with opposition party leaders to discuss possible changes to election law and the constitution, though the talk in the wake of the British referendum result was all Brexit.
Meeting the head of the Potami party Stavros Theodorakis as he arrived at the Maximos Mansion for the meeting, Tsipras said the referendum result was a "shock" and the response in the next days will be critical, since it will be a milestone.
"Either we will move quickly and decisively to correct the mistakes, to regain the trust of the citizens or the 'jumper' will start to unravel and that will be very bad for all of us," he said.
Replying, Theodorakis said this was a "last chance" for all sides to consider their responsibility for the situation, noting that many sides had a share in this, with populism on one side and a hard bureaucratic centre on the other.
"We must all reconsider some things because we probably won't get many other opportunities. Brexit did not, unfortunately, fall from the sky," he said.
The prime minister's meeting with Centrists' Union leader Vassilis Leventis also kicked off on Brexit note, with Leventis saying that the British referendum should not have been held. "Europe needs all the states," he said, while Tsipras expressed hope that Europe will handle the shock "in the best possible way."


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