Monday May 25, 2020

No more ‘fiscal waterboarding’

The left-wing Syriza party, which is almost assured of a part in the next Greek government, has pledged to kick out the troika while looking after the poor and seeking debt relief

25th January, 2015
Alexis Tsipras, the leader of Syriza: Greece faces pivotal elections, with the leftist party tipped to take power. Picture: Getty

A boisterous crowd of thousands surrounded Omonia, the shabby square in central Athens where Alexis Tsipras, the man expected to be Greece’s next prime minister, was holding his final campaign rally.

Tsipras, the charismatic leader of Syriza, the party that’s leading in all opinion polls, promised to create jobs and help the poorest Greeks recover from a deep economic depression that had been fuelled by four years of austerity measures.

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