Early elections- 6th of May
Aleka Papariga: The people must take a giant step by voting for the KKE in every electoral ward.
The Prime Minister L. Papademos declared early elections to be held on the 6th of May after his meeting the President of the Republic, K. Papoulias.
In a statement made immediately afterwards at the headquarters of the CC of the party, Aleka Papariga, GS of the CC of the KKE, noted :
“We address ourselves to the exploited working class, to the tortured poor popular strata in the city and countryside, to the new generation and women who are suffering and call on them in the May elections to make a giant step, giant in every way, by voting for the KKE’s lists, in every electoral ward, all over the country. This will be the new element and new message of these elections. This is the solution and the pre-condition is for the people to unite their just cause, which they know very well, the indignation which they feel, with optimism, combativeness, and the emergence of people’s initiatives. A surging people’s alliance must emerge from the elections more powerful and dynamic than before, which will seek and manage to repel the new measures which are in the pipeline and will be even worse than those which we experienced from the PASOK government and the PASOK-ND coalition government which also included for a period the LAOS party.
The KKE has a solution for the people, a proposal for government and power. But, above all, it has been demonstrated that it knows how to fight and struggle in all conditions however varied, it know how to inspire optimism and give strength to the people, it always remains stable.
We call on the working class and popular strata not to trip up on the misleading and fake proposals of the so-called “anti-memorandum” forces, not to scatter their hopes left and right only to be disappointed in the end, which will be a major blow for the effectiveness of the struggles. We call on them to take into account that the crisis in the EU, in the Eurozone will deepen, that in the years to come the EU will not remain as it is, it will become smaller, it will create enormous problems for the people and consequently the people must be emancipated from the one-way streets of the EU and the development led by the owners of capital, the monopolies at the expense of the people.
We call on the members, friends and supporters of the party as well as fellow militants, who despite their particular views and whatever differences they may have in relation to the KKE, nevertheless struggled alongside it all these years and we of course call on the members and friends of KNE to action both night and day, with self-sacrifice, so that the alternative proposal of the KKE for a way out of the crisis in favour of the people can reach everywhere. We must not let anybody who wants something different and a solution to be misled by the parties of power, or by ignorance or to be frightened by the reactionary propaganda into not taking the giant step and voting for the KKE.
The people must emerge victorious against the intimidating dilemmas, which will become even worse up until the moment the ballot boxes open.
The intimidators want a defeated people, a people on their knees so that they can steamroller through these new measures. The misleaders want to exploit the justified popular anger in order to promote allegedly easy solutions. The solutions for the people are never easy. But the solution which the KKE is proposing is pro-people, pro-worker and realistic, precisely because it is in the interests of the people and depends on the people for it to become a reality.”