Veteran Greek journalist Giorgos Delastik, writing in the Atehnian paper To Ethnos, via a Pressurop translation:
There has never been anything like it in the history of modern Greece. In my 30 years of covering Greek and international politics, I have never seen anything resembling this foreign interference in Greek elections, which is yet further evidence of the humiliation inflicted on our country.
Now it seems that the most lowly leaders in the most insignificant countries in Europe have the right to tell the Greek population how to vote – something that would have never been tolerated before the country was placed in tutelage by the memorandum signed by George Papandreou and his associates.
It is hard for us to believe our eyes and ears when almost every day we read and hear German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble command the Greek people to vote for Samaras and not for Tsipras. And they are not alone.
Backed up by the chorus of the pyramidal bureaucracy in Brussels, France’s socialist president François Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti have demanded exactly the same thing, and their call has been re-echoed by all of the European institutions – the Commission, the ECB, the European Parliament – and the rest of the Eurozone.