ATHENS, January 26 (Sputnik) — Alexis Tsipras, the leader of the Syriza party, which is leading the parliamentary election in Greece, said the party will keep its pre-election promises to put an end to austerity measures and resolve the issue of the debt with its partners.
Although Syriza's leader stressed the troika of Greek creditors was left in the past, he vowed to continue to negotiations on country's debt issue.
"I want to assure you that in the interests of all people the new Greek government is ready to cooperate and negotiate with our partners for a fair, mutually beneficial, workable solutions to bring Greece out of the vicious circle of excessive debt, return it to Europe of stability, development," Tsipras said.
- 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)
In 2010, a troika of international creditors: International Monetary Fund, the European Union and the European Central Bank, agreed a 110 billion Euro ($146 billion) bailout package for Greece to prevent a default on its large debt.
On Sunday, Tsipras told journalists that Greece’s political course would continue to be pro-European after the election, but stressed that Europe’s austerity policy should be changed.
The major points of Tsipras' agenda are debt relief, a crackdown on tax evasion, as well as the introduction of economic reforms to secure prosperity in Greece.