Com­mu­nist party head slams Pop­u­lar Unity

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Com­mu­nist Party leader Dim­itris Kout­soum­bas has ac­cused Greece’s new anti-bailout party, Pop­u­lar Unity, of be­ing no dif­fer­ent to the coun­try’s main­stream po­lit­i­cal par­ties. “From the mo­ment it ac­cepts the cap­i­tal­ist path for growth and mem­ber­ship of the Euro­pean Union, it will be obliged to im­ple­ment mea­sures that harm the peo­ple,” he told Ta Nea news­pa­per in an in­ter­view. “The only dif­fer­ence in­volv­ing those who claim they will not im­ple­ment the mem­o­ran­dum, like [Pop­u­lar Unity leader Panayi­o­tis] Lafaza­nis, is that the other par­ties are call­ing on peo­ple to sac­ri­fice them­selves for a cap­i­tal­ist re­cov­ery through an in­ter­nal de­val­u­a­tion, whereas they [Pop­u­lar Unity] want peo­ple to sac­ri­fice them­selves for the same rea­son through a cur­rency that will be de­val­ued abroad and at home, and will again lead, via a dif­fer­ent route, to the bank­ruptcy of the peo­ple.” Kout­soum­bas ruled out the pos­si­bil­ity of work­ing with any par­ties af­ter the elec­tions and pre­dicted that SYRIZA, New Democ­racy, PA­SOK, In­de­pen­dent Greeks and To Po­tami would form a coali­tion.

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