The Greeks say kiss off to EU strings attached.
And all that taxpayer money illegally given to the Greek government by the EU elite in supposed loans designed with a Rube Goldberg scheme to pay it all back if the planets line up and no one hiccups? Well you can kiss all of that goodbye.
NOTE: In a normal functioning representative democracy, cranks and hacks like Finland’s Olli Rehn would be serving hard time in prison for bilking public funds.
Greek election upset ripples reach Vienna
Published: 26 Jan 2015 01:29 GMT+01:00
The weekend’s result in Athens was an historical win for Syriza, Greece’s anti-austerity, leftist party on Sunday night which means all bets are off. Alexis Tsipras, the leader of what has been described as representing the radical left in mid-crisis Greece has been hailed as the unquestionable winner of the weekend’s election, despite an ongoing question about whether or not full autonomy has been won. The current status gives the party 36.5 percent of the overall vote with 149 to 151 seats in the Greek Parliament.
The fear remains that, despite being the undisputed winner of this election, Syriza may fall short of the 150 seats that are needed for autonomy. It is estimated to be a thriller until Monday morning. If they fall short, then the only way they can govern is to form a coalition with one of the smaller parties.
Nevertheless, Syriza’s victory is very clear cut, and if Tsipras is able to build a workable coalition, it will make him at 40 one of the youngest Greek prime ministers of the past 50 years.
“The verdict of the Greek people ends, beyond any doubt, the vicious circle of austerity in our country,” Tsipras said. “The verdict of the Greek people, your verdict, annuls today in an indisputable fashion the bailout agreements of austerity and disaster. The verdict of the Greek people renders the troika a thing of the past for our common European framework” said Tsipras, addressing the crowd after his victory.