An insightful look at Greece elections and the surge of Tsipras and Syriza’s popularity. The Greeks seem determined to end up with a socialist state style run economy much like Venezuela. Anyone Greek with half a brain and an ounce of ambition will be heading for the nearest airport ASAP if Syriza wins the elections.
The Greek election is just around the corner and Europe’s eyes are set on the radical left opposition, Syriza, that is poised to win it.
Contrary to a growing opinion that the leftist party and its young leader, Alexis Tsipras, could end austerity in both Greece and Europe, an unsuccessful Syriza government could not only bring the country to its knees but also mean the end of left-wing politics in Greece.
It might be true that Alexis Tsipras has given hope to a worn out nation, but it has been the wrong kind of hope. Feeding on people’s shock and disillusionment, his party enjoyed a UKIP-like surge making promises about changing the country and the continent.
These promises (higher wages, lower taxes, a bigger public sector, complete disregard towards European and international institutions) are not new. They are what the late Andreas Papandreou
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