“Your premiership is over,” said the leader of the MeRA 25 party, Janis Varoufakis, speaking at the podium of the parliament and addressing Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis during the preliminary debate on the case of shadowing the opposition.
“I’m not evaluating a re-election project, I’m describing a specific situation,” Varoufakis continued. Wishing to raise the tone of his speech, he noted that Mitsotakis’ premiership was a bubble that burst.
He even called the applause of the deputies from the ruling party during the prime minister’s speech a “farewell applause”: “It was the applause that is heard in connection with the departure of the Prime Minister“.
He then indicated that his mobile phone had been tapped since 2015. “There were German embassy vans that were wiretapping,” he said in this regard, adding that the then-commander of the NIS, Yannis Rubatis, told him that he was not following Greek citizens, but only those who personally spoke to foreigners.
Earlier, during the keynote speech of Kyriakos Mitsotakis, where the prime minister “apologised” for the surveillance, Janis Varoufakis commented on the image of the ministerial chairs from the ongoing plenary session of the House of Representatives in his Twitter message, even attaching a corresponding photo.
. Ούτε μια γυναίκα στα υπουργικά έδρανα. Ο αυταρχισμός κι η πατριαρχία πάντα συμβαδιζαν… pic.twitter.com/oe5qRiwjkk
— Yanis Varoufakis (@yanisvaroufakis) August 26, 2022
Photo of our ministers now, during the debate about the Greek “Watergate”. Not a single woman on ministerial benches. Authoritarianism and patriarchy have always gone hand in hand…