Key points from the press conference for the new political formation Popular Union:
The former SYRIZA MP, Panagiotis Lafazanis, and leader of the new political party, Popular Union, described the basic commitments of the party.
As he said, the key goals will be the cancellation of the memorandums, so that the country to overcome the crisis, write off most of the national debt, nationalization of the banks so that to contribute to growth, the restructure of Greece's production, public investments, secure liquidity, and establishing a new relation between the public and the private sector.
To implement its program, Popular Unity will decide that Greece should leave the eurozone, if necessary. As Lafazanis pointed: 'Out of the eurozone is not hell. There are other countries out of the eurozone too.'
He also said that the 25 former SYRIZA MPs who have chosen to join the new party, remain consistent to SYRIZA's commitments, to form a 'front of popular base for the great and unified popular struggles, against the memorandums, progressive, patriotic, with the purpose of national independence and the restructure of the country.'
Finally, Lafazanis clearly excluded any cooperation of this front with the forces who applied the memorandums.
He pointed that the Popular Unity will cooperate only with the progressive forces who want to cancel the memorandums and called all the progressive forces of the Left and especially the Greek Communist Party (KKE) and the Anticapitalist Left Cooperation for the Overthrow (ANTARSYA), to join forces with the Popular Unity.