May 8, 2023
From In Defense Of Communism
In Ioannina, the capital of the Epirus
region, the great political campaign of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE)  continued on 4/5, in
order convey the call for the strengthening of the KKE, from the ends of
Greece,to every working man and woman and youngster.

As D. Koutsoumbas, General Secretary of
the KKE Central Committee, noted: “Only the strength of the KKE will be
the indicator of the people’s strength after the elections. And the
people of Ioannina have every interest in electing a communist MP for
the first time in years.”

The KKE is against the policies to be implemented by the next government

The KKE doesn’t change its position from
day to the next, it has honesty and stability and the people know this
from the presence of the Party in and outside the Parliament, in the
workplaces, in the study areas and in the neighbourhoods, said the GS of
the CC of the KKE, Dimitris Koutsoumbas, in an interview on 4/5/23 on ANT1 TVchannel.

Regarding the pre-election announcements
of the other parties, D. Koutsoumbas advised the people to have very
low expectations and referring to the presentation of SYRIZA’s
proposals, he noted that what they promising presupposes that fiscal
balancing has been ensured and that the country has reached a higher
investment grade rating.

In response to the calls for a KKE vote
of tolerance for a government, the GS of the CC of the KKE replied that a
government does not govern for 2-3 things, but for all issues and gets a
vote of confidence in Parliament on the basis of the programmatic
statements. So the next government will have to mention the
preconditions of the Recovery Fund, the European Semesters, the European
Energy Exchange to move forward with the “green transition” and the KKE
is against of all these policies.

He also stressed that with the calls of
SYRIZA to the KKE, in reality Al. Tsipras wants to put pressure on
people who are thinking of voting for the KKE.

On the contrary, D. Koutsoumbas stressed
that New Democracy, SYRIZA and PASOK parties have a common programmatic
orientation on key issues, which is already evident from the fact that
in the last four years SYRIZA voted for 50% of the bills of the New
Democracy and PASOK for 70%. So there is a very large common basis for a
government from these parties on 22 May.

He called on the people to vote
for the KKE to continue to be a militant opposition to the next
government, to prevent measures and gain conquests until things change
radically, with the KKE and the people as protagonists.

Regarding the fascist groups, D.
Koutsoumbas first underlined that the delay in the start and completion
of the trial of the criminal Golden Dawn is unacceptable, recalling that
the KKE had submitted proposals for the allocation of a suitable hall
and the provision of additional staff.

If the trial had been completed in the
Court of Appeal, the issue would have been resolved, he stressed, and
the Nazi criminal who leads a party would not have been able to
participate in the elections. At the same time, he condemned the
government regulation, which not only applied to this Nazi criminal, but
made unacceptable generalizations that should not exist about other
terrorist organizations. D. Koutsoumbas said that this generalization is
also rooted in the unacceptable attempt to identify communism and
fascism, which is applied in EU member states.