MOSCOW, January 26 (Sputnik) – Syriza’s Yanis Varoufakis, an outspoken economist who is rumored to become the next finance minister of Greece, pledged to destroy what he calls the Triangle of Sin, plaguing the country, after the left-wing and anti-austerity party scored a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections.
- Yes, the EU fears Greece will exit the eurozone, so SYRIZA holds the cards.56.8% (715)
- I don't believe in success of this particular party, but their victory marks the revival of Greece.20.0% (251)
- No, their promises to reduce austerity are utopian and will not be accepted by the 'Troika'.14.2% (178)
- No, nothing good has ever come from radicalism.9.0% (113)
He also promised to tackle the oligarchy in the country. "We are going to destroy the basis upon which they [the oligarchs] have built, for decade after decade, a system and network that viciously sucks the energy and economic power from everybody else in society," he told Channel 4.
Syriza’s leader Alexis Tsipras, who has been sworn in as the Greek prime minister, is expected to unveil his cabinet on Tuesday. A high-ranking Syriza member told Reuters that Varoufakis will be named the country’s finance minister.
"This is the decision, anything else would be a surprise," the unnamed official said. The information was also confirmed by two other officials from the party.
Yesterday Greek democracy raged against the dying of the light. Europe and the World should join us http://t.co/2ScFYrNGhX— Yanis Varoufakis (@yanisvaroufakis) 26 января 2015
In a statement published on his official blog, Varoufakis, a professor of economics at the University of Athens, said that "the time for crisis-denial, retribution and finger-pointing" in Greece is now over. Instead, "reinvigoration of the ideals of freedom, rationality, democratic process and justice has come in the continent that invented them," the economist said.