Tzanakopoulos: There is majority both for confidence vote and name deal ratification

The Greek government will win the confidence vote and will be able to keep running the country, said government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos in an interview Monday. Referring to Alexis Tsipras’ move to seek confidence vote in Parliament, he said that the prime minister took an initiative of high political symbolism and a great political risk.

Tzanakopoulos noted that the confidence vote was different from the ratification of the Prespa Agreement. “The first process doesn’t determine the other, however there is a majority in Parliament that backs the two processes,” he told Alpha TV.

“My view is based on how things stand right now and on statements of political forces, especially in terms of the Prespa Agreement, that an absolute majority has been secured in Parliament. The Prime Minister is seeking a confidence vote so as to avoid any uncertainty in the government after the resignation of minister Panos Kammenos,” said Tzanakopoulos.