Samaras maintains opposition stance
Samaras, who had taken an oppositional stance by criticising the government over Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's visit to Athens, continued this stance on the issue of legislation that would allow same-sex couples to marry and have children.
Samaras now criticised Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for saying that ruling party MPs who oppose the law on marriage for same-sex couples have the option of not participating in the parliamentary vote. Samaras said, "We, as politicians, have been telling the Greek people for years that they should not stay away from the elections. Are we now going to tell the people to vote and tell the MPs not to vote? The majority of the society has a clear opinion on this issue. When the time comes, I will also express my views in the parliament."
In his previous statements, Samaras had said that he was against the law in question and that he would vote no in the vote.