Cyprus Mail

Greens to protest limo for Christofias

Demetris Christofias slammed Anastasiades for his handling of the talks

THE GREEN Party is organising a protest outside parliament today at 11am against using state funds to buy a limousine for former President Demetris Christofias.
“We find unacceptable the request of the finance ministry to the House Finance Committee, to release funds to purchase a limousine for the former president,” said the Greens in a statement.
The Greens argued that the cabinet decision to provide a free limousine to Christofias was inappropriate in the current climate, as is the 1988 law, which provides for all former presidents to receive a car and a secretary, the party said.
Greens MP Giorgos Perdikis has already tabled a legal proposal to repeal the privileges afforded current and former officials of the state. The draft bill will be discussed on Monday in the House Finance Committee.
Perdikis added that it was time to have full transparency on public money being wasted by those who should normally be made to pay for the tragedy that has hit Cyprus.
“We call on the House Finance Committee not to allow this economic and political scandal,” said the Greens.

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