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Mitsotakis: Government must legislate for all – risk tyranny of the majority

Mitsotakis: Government must legislate for all – risk tyranny of the majority

“It is very proper to mention it Civil marriage equality will not automatically lead us to a better world In this we have virtually eliminated all discrimination and all prejudice. But it is a very important step in the right direction“, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on the sidelines of a discussion with Giorgos Kaputsidis during the 3rd Annual Conference of The Upfront Initiative at the Athens Conservatory.

“On the other hand, it is clear that there is a great tension in society today. There's a lot of rage and there's anger, there's violence, especially at a younger age“, asserted the Prime Minister.


«We all felt shock and anger at the images we saw in Thessaloniki, which forces us not to put our heads in the sand.. We have done some important things and we are going to go further, but we realize that this problem exists Deep roots».

At another stage of the debate, “Should the government legislate for the few or the many?” asked the Prime Minister. Legislation should be made for all. The danger is the tyranny of the majority. That is why human rights do not enter into referendum policies».

Mitsotakis: Government should legislate for all - The danger is the tyranny of the majority-2

For example, he pointed out at this point that we shouldn't penalize the disabled because the regulatory framework is important, restricting disability benefits because some may earn more. He added: “There is another category that we haven't touched on, and these are our elderly fellow citizens. Because there are stereotypes of 'old man who can't work', 'retired, what will he do next?' But now that we have changed the law and made it possible for pensioners to work without losing their pension, we have seen them pay tax for the hours they work.».

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With information from APE-MPE