Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is addressing the Parliament plenum in the debate for the Constitutional reforms put forward by SYRIZA.
“The Constitution is the central text – the nuclear law enshrining popular sovereignty and constitutionalism. The Rule of Law and Social Solidarity. Its reform is, therefore, a top institutional process of the parliamentary process”, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in his speech to the House.
The proposals tabled by SYRIZA include among things:
-The direct election of the President of the Republic by the people, as long as efforts have been made to secure 180 votes in seven successive votes.
-Ensuring a constructive vote when initiating a vote of no confidence.
-The decoupling of the process of electing the President of the Republic from the dissolution of the House.