"Did you just thought that we were short of money?". The reactions coming from all directions in Greece, after the interview with severe Christine Lagarde at the Guardian newspaper, on the situation of the Hellenic peninsula, and the difficulties encountered daily by its citizens.
The message, left as nearly 3,000 others on the Facebook page of the Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF), illustrates the indignation of the Greeks against the intransigence of the ruling. In this interview published yesterday, Christine Lagarde felt that some of the Greeks, always trying to escape taxes, was responsible for the degradation of living conditions in the country. And face the popular revolt, it is stated more concerned about the plight of African children by the Greeks.
Return to these statements
Of outrageous for key stakeholders. In a speech yesterday and resumed this morning on France Info, Evangelos Venizelos leader of PASOK (the equivalent PS), accuses him of humiliation. "No one can humiliate the people of Greece at this time of crisis and I say this particularly to address Lagarde," he responded well. Moreover, the politician, who is campaigning for new elections on June 17, Christine Lagarde called "reconsider" his statements. In the street, same reactions of incomprehension on the part of the Greek people, who remember the approximately 2 to 3000 suicide directly attributed to the crisis.
This appeal for clemency, the ruling meant the word … half. Always on his Facebook page, which swells the controversy, it tries to appease the spirits. "As I've said many times before, I have great sympathy for the Greek people and the challenges it faces."
But no question as to reverse. "An important part of this effort lies in the fact that everyone assumes its share of the burden," she ends her last post as well, echoing the call yesterday from the Greeks to pay "all taxes". This conclusion was again triggered a flood of comments, mostly outraged.
Slight advantage for New Democracy
Anyway, Christine Lagarde excludes any relaxation of the terms of the austerity plan imposed by the troika ECB / IMF / EU to put public finances in the country. Less than three weeks before the elections, the standoff between then hardens countries and international institutions on whether austerity measures. These days, polls confirm this blockage, while indecision flat in the voting intentions of the Greeks, and still the probability of a new anti-austerity vote.
Certainly, the party of the conservative right New Democracy (ND), which supports the austerity measures in return for EU support of € 130 billion, is unanimously given winner (between 23.3 and 25.8% of voice). But no absolute majority is emerging, and the advantage is lightweight to face radical leftist Syriza, antirigueur and currently second in the polls. These trends, if it were confirmed, would force the winner to ally with other parties to stabilize the government, and pose the risk of a new political impasse. The only certainty is a little ridiculous: the Greeks voted overwhelmingly (82.4% *) for a continuation in the euro area.
* A poll Marc, made of 22 to 24 May 1075 Greek households with
"Greece is seeking a political solution
"Lagarde uncompromising with the Greek people