New Democracy expelled its MEP for “discrediting Greece”

The Greek ruling New Democracy party expelled MEP Giorgos Kirtsos from its membership on Friday by decision of Pavlos Marinakis, secretary of the party’s political committee.

The ND has expelled the MEP because his social media posts “discredit Greece,” the party said in a statement.

“Mr Kirtsos, elected from the New Democracy party with a mandate to promote Greece’s position in the European Parliament, does exactly the opposite in his posts. He discredits the country around the world by questioning the independence of Greek justice and comparing Greece to countries that violate the rule of law. “His position is offensive to all those who entrusted him with their representation. Any criticism of the government was allowed, even if it went beyond. However, there can be no tolerance for defamation of the country,” the ND said in a statement.

Kirtsos, 69, reacted by saying he was expelled because he challenged the party leadership by criticizing the handling of important issues such as the pandemic, energy prices, “covering up the Novartis scandal.”

Η φιλελεύθερη μέθοδος Μητσοτάκη.
Σεπτ 2020:Τηλεφώνημα από Δημητριάδη:Σταμάτα κριτική για αστικές συγκοινωνίες.
Απρ 2021:
Φεβ 2022:Διαγραφή αφού προηγήθηκε συκοφάντησή μου,
αποκλεισμός από κρατικήTV.

— Γιώργος Κύρτσος (@GiorgosKyrtsos)

Η φιλελεύθερη μέθοδος Μητσοτάκη.
Σεπτ 2020:Τηλεφώνημα από Δημητριάδη:Σταμάτα κριτική για αστικές συγκοινωνίες.
Απρ 2021:
Φεβ 2022:Διαγραφή αφού προηγήθηκε συκοφάντησή μου,
αποκλεισμός από κρατικήTV.

— Γιώργος Κύρτσος (@GiorgosKyrtsos) February 18, 2022

“>February 18, 2022

The liberal method of Mitsotaki. September 2020 phone call from Dimitriadis: “Stop criticizing public transport.” April 2021 phone call from Mitsotakis: “If you continue to criticize the issues of the pandemic, you will be excluded.” February 2022: Exception after my criticism, exclusion from appearances on state television.

Έθεσα ζητήματα στην ηγεσία ΝΔ:
Λάθη&παραλείψεις στο θέμα της πανδημίας που κόστισαν χιλιάδες νεκρούς.
Λάθη οικονομικής πολιτικής που φτωχοποίησαν κόσμο, οδηγούν σε νέες
περιπέτειες.
Novartis,διώξεις δημοσιογράφων,Τουλουπάκη
“Απάντησαν” με διαγραφή μου.

— Γιώργος Κύρτσος (@GiorgosKyrtsos)

Έθεσα ζητήματα στην ηγεσία ΝΔ:
Λάθη&παραλείψεις στο θέμα της πανδημίας που κόστισαν χιλιάδες νεκρούς.
Λάθη οικονομικής πολιτικής που φτωχοποίησαν κόσμο, οδηγούν σε νέες
περιπέτειες.
Novartis,διώξεις δημοσιογράφων,Τουλουπάκη
“Απάντησαν” με διαγραφή μου.

— Γιώργος Κύρτσος (@GiorgosKyrtsos) February 18, 2022

“>February 18, 2022

I raised issues in the ND leadership: errors and omissions in the topic of the pandemic that claimed thousands of lives; mistakes in economic policy that impoverished people lead to new adventures; cover-up of the Novartis scandal, persecution of journalists. “They answered” by excluding me.

The former journalist and publisher did not seem to be particularly upset by the expulsion from the ranks of the party. He said he had been warned several times that he would be expelled if he continued to criticize the Mitsotakis government’s handling of the pandemic. Apparently it is difficult for honest people to work in an environment of lies and concealment of information …





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