MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The eurozone finance ministers expect the newly formed Greek government to proceed with carrying out reforms, President of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem said Sunday.
"Ready to work closely with the Greek authorities and to continue accompanying #Greece in its ambitious reform efforts #eurogroup congratulates Alexis Tsipras, looking forward to swift formation of new government with strong mandate to continue reform process #Greece," Dijsselbloem wrote in his Twitter.
congratulates Alexis Tsipras, looking forward to swift formation of new government with strong mandate to continue reform process #Greece— Jeroen Dijsselbloem (@J_Dijsselbloem) September 20, 2015
The left-wing Syriza party gained 35.56 percent of the votes and left behind its main competitor, the New Democracy party, according to official estimates, with 89.2 percent of votes counted.
The vote was held after then-Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned from the post in August and called for the parliamentary elections to gain public support for austerity reforms he backed to receive financial aid from international creditors and keep the country in the eurozone.