(Bloomberg) -- Former Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras filed a motion of censure against the government of Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday, following a blizzard that left some Greeks stranded in the capital region with no power or heating for days.

“Every hour this government remains in power, four to five of our citizens end up losing their lives,” Tsipras said during a speech in the country’s plenary. “Mitsotakis left thousands of people at the mercy of bad weather, with roads closed, with no power, even today,” Tsipras said.

“It’s a move just to attract attention,” Greek government spokesman Ioannis Oikonomou told reporters in responding to the motion. The discussion about the motion will begin in parliament on Friday and is expected to continue for a total of three days before a vote in favor or against the government. 

Mitsotakis’s party has a majority in the Greek chamber, meaning he will most likely survive the motion, but the vote could reveal signs of new alliances forming among the opposition.

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