Despite losing the election last Sunday the leader of the Radical Left SYRIZA said that his party had won the fight against austerity measures and that inevitably will come to power, says “Tuesday” after a conversation with Alexis Tsipras.
“What SYRIZA said several times that the rescue plan does not work and can not be extended,” he said in his first interview after the vote. “Now all it recognized.” The charismatic 37-year Tsipras believes that the newly elected Greek government will fail, because its base stand worn political forces.
“Nobody but us can not take deep reforms that the country needs, because we are not corrupt or empty. Sooner or later we will have that opportunity.”
Alternative political movement
In his rapid rise of SYRIZA is shown how the Greeks express their anger by austerity measures – through alternative political movement. Given the public outrage against the old parties, if SYRIZA not exist today, the alternative would be extremists and neo-Nazi party chaos’ Golden Dawn, “he said. “We will prepare much better for us to be more resilient and responsible opposition.”
We talked about the need for people to stop receiving salaries without doing anything to reduce by half the number of ministerial advisers and government employees and lower wages and privileges for MPs and ministers said Tsipras.
He noted that it is against the terms of the bailout from the European Union and the IMF, because it helps ordinary Greeks who are most affected by the economy and recession. “This is a bailout for banks and damage to the real needs of the economy and society.” In his words, Europe can not continue to move united, if it continues to support severe austerity.
Describing the crisis spread to other euro area countries as proof that Greece is not the main reason for her Tsipras added: “All those who say that the problem is lazy Greeks saw no problems in Spain and Italy.”
Anger as a weapon in negotiations
Asked about the strategy after the election on Sunday, he said that SYRIZA will urge his supporters to take to the streets to protest against austerity and will direct their energies towards the creation of protection for vulnerable groups.
“Solidarity and resistance are important, but right now, solidarity is the most important. Our role is to be inside or outside parliament, applauding everything positive, negative and condemning all offering alternatives,” he said. In his words “Greece needs a bold and decisive leaders who can use the wrath of the people … as a weapon in negotiations for the good of the country.”