ELECTIONS 20.9

Alexis Tsipras: Winning a second election despite of everything

Marina Prentoulis    Syriza's second general election victory was in some ways more significant than its first. On 25 January hopes had been high that the Greek people would be able to break free from the debt they had not themselves accumulated, and from the imposed austerity measures of the…

Greek elections: winners and losers in numbers

Vito Laterza   There is no doubt that Tsipras won his bet Sunday night, with the rebels of Popular Unity failing to make it to parliament, and by maintaining a striking 145 seats in the parliament – Syriza won 149 MPs in the January 2015 elections. The fact that, despite…

First thoughts on the electoral outcome

by Quincey Some first thoughts on the electoral outcome: 1. First and foremost, it is a triumph of Tsipras. Not of SYRIZA. Tsipras' party is a shadow of its previous self. Tsipras, despite that he had no party mechanism to assist him, no real narrative to sell, waged a tremendous…

Α triumph for Syriza. Mainly Alexis Tsipras

Interview with Leo Panitch and Aris Spourdalakis   SHARMINI PERIES, EXEC. PRODUCER, TRNN: Welcome to the Real News Network. I'm Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore.Greece's conservative party New Democracy leader Vangelis Meimarakis has admitted defeat to Alexis Tsipras's left-wing Syriza party in the nation's fifth election in six years.…

The SYRIZA Split and Popular Unity (LAE)

From the Referendum to the split  of Syriza and the creation of Popular Unity (LAE): Α critical presentation Dimosthenis Papadatos-Anagnostopoulos Following 5 July referendum the two parties that fiercely campaigned for a NO vote and won it were fraught with splits: both SYRIZA and ANTARSYA are different parties to those…

To Fight Another Day

Syriza Before and After the Elections   Ιnterview of Michalis Spourdalakis to Pavlos Klavdianos Will the elections bring about changes in the balance of power and on the political system? The historical victory of the Left in January marked a change in the system of political representation which outlines a…

“No to the end” to new and old memorandums, Eurozone, EU and debt

Interview with Kostas Gousis from ANTARSYA (Anticapitalist Left Cooperation for the Overthrow)   The Greek elections are coming on the 20th of September. We ask four comrades and friends (Anastasia Giamali from SYRIZA, Yiannos Giannoulos from Laiki Enotita, Sokratis Giannopoulos from the former Youth of SYRIZA, Kostas Gousis from ANTARSYA)…

The impossible negotiation

Yannis Almpanis   Those who in the past few weeks are attempting to evaluate SYRIZA’s time in government whilst rejecting its pro-memorandum turn, are by definition asked to answer a thorny question: was Tsipras’ capitulation to the creditors a result of breaching the party’s electoral programme, or should we instead…

A success of LAE will mean a strong Left

  Interview with Yiannos Giannopoulos  from Laiki Enotita (Popular Unity)    The Greek elections are coming on the 20th of September. We ask four comrades and friends (Anastasia Giamali from SYRIZA, Yiannos Giannoulos from Laiki Enotita, Sokratis Giannopoulos from the former Youth of SYRIZA, Kostas Gousis from ANTARSYA) some questions…