New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras has raised fresh doubts about the potential for him to form a coalition government with PASOK’s Evangelos Venizelos after the May 6 elections.
In an interview with Axia newspaper, Samaras suggests that he would only agree to a unity administration on his terms, saying it would be “blackmail to impose on a party that wins the election to govern with those who have lost.”
The conservative leader expressed doubt about whether PASOK would be genuinely interested in sharing power with ND.
“What if we start together and then PASOK forces Mr Venizelos to withdraw his support?” said Samaras.
“That won’t just create a lack of governance, it will create a prolonged lack of governance and that is exactly what I want to avoid,” he added.