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"From now on we will go forward" states the campaign slogan of New Democracy

28 August 2015 / 15:08:11  GRReporter
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After Prime Minister Vassiliki Thanou took an oath last night, the members of the interim government that will rule Greece for about a month, until the early elections, did the same today.

Although the elections date has not yet been determined, the main opposition party New Democracy seems now ready for the battle for votes. The right wing presented its first advertising spot featuring the main slogan of its campaign, "From now on we will go forward."

The short spot of New Democracy is emphasizing some of the key problems that the cabinet of SYRIZA and Independent Greeks has created or worsened over the past eight months. They are listed as moves back and are depicted with the sign "REW".

"They have pushed us back. The economy is in recession. Unemployment is galloping. Education is falling apart. The migration problem is deepening. Banks were closed."
Immediately thereafter, the tape recorder direction changes which is presented by the sign "FFWD". The message of the blues is, "We leave all this behind. From now on we will go forward." The spot ends showing the date 21 September, i.e. the day after the expected elections, with the slogan, "Start."

Before the elections on 25 January, New Democracy was subject to significant criticism for its spot at the time, which was defined as "too pessimistic." Some commentators had even said that the blue party had lost many potential voters as its campaign was filled not with hope but with uncertainty.
Eight months later, that spot can rather be defined as "prophetic." The video is beginning with the election date and the following message, "History can be made in two ways. This is one of them."

According to the scenario presented by newspaper headlines, SYRIZA is coming to power in Greece on 26 January, starting negotiations with creditors "from scratch" in February and failing, and then follow headlines such as "The bluff proved unsuccessful" and a photo of a pensive Alexis Tsipras next to them. The free capital markets are refusing to lend to Greece, which is losing the third tranche of the bailout programme, amounting to 7.2 billion euro. The Greeks are concerned over cuts in bank deposits, the market is beginning to suffer from a lack of liquidity and the state treasury is empty. Europe is turning its back on Greece that is announcing the suspension of payments. Farmers are losing the European aid and May is marking a record low number of bookings in Greek resorts. Pensioners are not receiving pensions, banks are closed, there is no fuel but an acute shortage of medicines, and the government of SYRIZA is in a deadlock. The country is padlocked. The spot ends with the message, "Making history depends on each Greek."

Only Grexit from the forecast in the video did not prove true, thanks to Tsipras’ capitulation on 25 June when Athens and its creditors agreed.

The bill following the government of the coalition cabinet of SYRIZA and Independent Greeks is clear from the infographics posted on social networks by MP and parliamentary representative of New Democracy Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

"Prime Minister for 213 days

€160 billion were lost

in particular,

€751 million every day

€31 million every hour

€500,000 every minute

€9,000 every second."

"Will you let him continue?" asks Mitsotakis at the end of the infographics.

Tags: PoliticsNew DemocracyЕlection spotСloganЕearly electionsSYRIZAGovernment
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