Greece leaves behind five years of humiliation and suffering, fear and authoritarianism, said the leader of the winning Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras. He’s moving on Monday to build a stable government and plans to get rid of Athens’ three main creditors.
Tsipras was addressing thousands of cheering supporters at a rally in Athens. Syriza won 149 seats in the 300-seat parliament election.
The leader expects to be sworn in as the country’s PM on Monday. By Wednesday he will have a government in place, a Syriza official told Reuters.
Tsipraswill meet Panos Kammenos, the head of the anti-austerity party Independent Greeks, which also opposes Greece’s bailout deal.Syriza now needs a coalition partner to get a working parliamentary majority of 151. Independent Greeks managed to secure 13 seats at the election.