He maintains the Syriza party pursues the best solution for the economic situation in the debt-ridden Greece, adding that the Greek government will be able to help its own people, because the state intervention can resolve the ongoing unemployment crisis, while the worldwide bankers want more austerities and job cuts.
Alexis Tsipras received the formal mandate on Monday to form a government for the second time this year, after his left-wing Syriza party won Greece’s early national elections with an unexpectedly wide margin.
“The commission congratulates Alexis Tsipras for his victory”, European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas told reporters.
Factions like “53+’ notwithstanding, Mr Tsipras” re-election on Sunday made his party the dominant force in Greece with his harshest hard-left rebels failing to make it into parliament.
Wearing his trademark open shirt and cheery smile, he said after casting his ballot that voters will elect “a fighting government” ready for the “confrontations necessary to move forward with reforms”.
“His first cabinet was marked by Syriza’s big appointments, such as Yanis Varoufakis, which had particularly bad results”.
It’s consented to demanding austerity measures and these should be executed – reductions to increases in taxes, pensions and an end to a number of the regulation and fiscal allowances which have kept many professions shielded. The administration was forced to accept tough terms and conditions for Greece’s 3rd worldwide bailout.
A member of the defeated New Democracy party, Niki Kerameus, says the election been a further blow to the economy.
Syriza sources were reported to be indicating that negotiations over Greece’s debt will top the agenda for the new government.
“In Europe today, Greece and the Greek people are synonymous with resistance and dignity, and this struggle will be continued together for another four years”.
Less than two hours after polls closed Sunday evening, New Democracy leader Evangelos Meimarakis conceded defeat and Tsipras said shortly after that he would seek to build a government with former junior coalition partner Independent Greeks. It will rule in a coalition with the Independent Greeks, a nationalist party that won 3.6 percent.