Not even 10 days have passed for the ‘ holy’ “red lines” of Panos Kamenos’ political party.
During the election period the (Independent Greeks)ANEL political party had declared that their goal was to exploit any possible situation from the failure of Tsipras to form a government and thus force him to share some ministries with them.
This senario had also a great disadvantage, that the vast majority of the Greeks who supported Kamenos party, worried about the strongly anti-Greek
and anti-national positions that Syriza occasionally supported. So a way should be found to convince these people that Syriza serves the national interest and to form a government with ANEL and Syriza, a coalition though with a clearly anti-national perspective.
The cunning Mr. Kamenos was to entertain the admittedly patriotic national feelings of the great majority of the people, presented before the elections as the so-called “red lines” which mainly included the national issues in which Panos Kamenos was immovable. The red lines also included the safeguarding of the name Macedonia, the respect of the Orthodox character of the Greek church and finally the migration problem for which ANEL supported a “hard line”.
This awkward tactic as it appeared from the election results succeeded and Kamenos managed to get to the Tsipras government and in return he took ministries and deputy ministries.
However, it took only 10 days after the inauguration of the coalition ANEL-Syriza and Panos Kamenos has already forgot the red lines and started the somersaults.Giving an interview on ANT 1 channel tested that his party does not accept for the second generation immigrants to get citizenship.
At the same time he said that if a bill is contrary to the principles of his party it will not be voted from his MPs. So if Syriza introduced a bill which would give citizenship to hundreds of thousands of immigrants,thus altering the social structure of our society, Mr. Kamenos will not force Syriza to withdraw the bill
or threaten to leave the coalition but rather simply he would not vote for it. So this means the bill can easily pass in the parliament with the supporting votes of the communists or the Pasok votes. All the same Kamenos will remain in the government and the so-called red lines would have been violated, so everything will be ok.
Of course the cunning Mr Kamenos counts without the verdict of the real people and all those who supported ANEL who thought that he would respect the red lines as he was mentioning before the elections. If Panos Kamenos means what he was saying before the elections, if Syriza should try to pass such a bill for the citizenship, Mr Kamenos must to demand
immediate withdrawal otherwise to withdraw his support for this government.
If he does not attempt this he has to be prepared to follow Mr. Kouvelis and other fallen parliamentary forces!