Socialist party Syriza set to win Greek election

Syriza leader (and soon-to-be Greek Prime Minister)  Alexis Tsipras waves to the crowd at a pre-election rally.

Syriza leader (and soon-to-be Greek Prime Minister) Alexis Tsipras waves to the crowd at a pre-election rally.

Here comes a major headache for the British right-wing parties.

It seems clear that Syriza, Greece’s main socialist party, will win that country’s general election.

Syriza has promised to renegotiate Greece’s debt with international creditors, writing much of it off altogether; and to reverse the many austerity measures brought in by the previous administration.

What if this is the turning-point for Greece?

What if Syriza’s policies turn out to be the right thing to do? What if the Greek economy starts expanding, contrary to all the claims of right-wing economic ‘experts’ since the financial crash of 2007-8?

In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a general election taking place in the UK at the beginning of May, and the right-wing parties here must be praying that any such upturn in Greek fortunes will be delayed until after our national poll happens, otherwise they’ll be annihilated.

Alternatively, what can the right-wingers of the western world do to hobble efforts to improve the Greek economy? Should we now expect them to put those strategies into practice, simply to ensure that the socialists don’t prove them wrong?

This writer expects foul play.

11 thoughts on “Socialist party Syriza set to win Greek election

  1. SapphireStarMoon

    Oh, I fully expect the rich and powerful to do all they can to prevent Syriza from expanding the Grecian economy. The rich and powerful want slaves. They don’t want to pay proper wages, they don’t want to see people healthy and have enough money. They want slaves who will be grateful to receive a tuppence bonus at Christmas and who are willing to work, day and night if need be, in order to not be sanctioned.

    The rich and powerful should keep in mind the history books, and every empire has always crumbled into dust.

  2. Andy

    Germany will still try it’s hardest to blackmail Greece into submission. I’ve heard stories of huge amounts of money (€8Bn) exiting form the Greek economy in fear of what will happen. I really hope they work it out. If they don’t and they go bankrupt, could there be a military coup to restore ‘democracy’? The ECB could write off their debt. If the ECB is willing to engage in this plan of QE at €40Bn a month up €1.5Tn, €240Bn to Greece is not that much. The BBC made me laugh tonight where one reporter said something like people here don’t believe austerity is working, no s*** Sherlock!

  3. Jeffery Davies

    They wont go without a fight but austerity was only for the poor just look at cameroooon two bellies he well into spending others people s monies jeff3

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I agree completely – they have been proved wrong. How many people have seen that paper or read reports on it? How many read the Daily Mail or the Telegraph every day?
      This is partly a war of attrition, as I’m sure you know – facts against what the right-wing media wants you to read.

  4. Jim Round

    It’s all “what ifs”.
    More dissapointing is the turnout, just over 60%, with just over half voting for Syriza. You would think that more people would vote due to the goings on in Greece if feelings were so high, or does apathy come in to play there also.
    Despite all that, I really hope they make a go of it and make a difference to Greece.
    If so, Labour take note.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I definitely agree with that last part of your comment.
      Regarding voter turnout – malaise of our time?

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