Communist party KKE secretary general Dimitris Koutsoumbas accused the government of following “a disgraceful policy” and trying to “turn black into white.”

Koutsoumbas was speaking in Parliament during the debate on 2017 budget to be voted at midnight.

“No words can describe the disgrace of your policy,” he said adding that the recent relief measures for low pensioners and the Aegean islands constitute a drop in the ocean.

The five-day debate on the 2017 budget resumed on Saturday at the parliament’s plenum. It will be concluded with a roll call vote at midnight.

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