Sunday, August 23, 2015

Tsipras resign to election

Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of Greece, resigned on Aug 20th, 2015.

He asked for the earliest possible election date to the President Prokopis Pavlopoulos. He referred to his responsibility to be judged by the citizens against his policy.

Reuters: Tsipras resigns, paving way for snap Greek election

Syriza ruled by Tsipras won the latest general election, promising anti-austerity. However, Tsipras had to accept the bailout offer by the EU with strict austerity including pension cut and raised VAT. As a result of his decision, Greece could avoid the crisis of the default, at least temporally.

BBC: Greece crisis: PM Alexis Tsipras quits and calls early polls

His intention of resignation seems not to call for the evaluation of his policy. Not a few politicians in Syriza opposed him in the debate whether accepting the bailout program. There is no doubt that Tsipras is willing to wipe them out from the parliament.

My past entry: Syriza's agony to the recovery of Greece

The media predicted his move. And I think Syriza will win, even if some seat would be lost. Since opposite New Democracy Party has also proceeded the austerity., voters will have no choice. Tsipras seems much clever and tricky than was looked at a glance.

My past entry: Greece to default by the silly referendum

The next general election will stabilize the political power of Syriza. However, we should not forget the fact the election costs a considerable amount of money. Tsipras will still be in a difficult position.

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