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Anti-Bailout SYRIZA Party to Present Political Program

On May 6, the SYRIZA party surprised Greece and Europe having being voted second after New Democracy. From that day, everyone, both politicians and journalists, have attacked SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras verbally, accusing him of not having an organized program. Its members discussed their party’s manifesto, without having agreed what they should propose about taxes issues, the Memorandum, and the EU.
And this may be reasonable, if we take into account that for over 30 years, there were only two parties leading in each elections, New Democracy and PASOK or the opposite. How could a party be ready to “star” in the Parliament play after many years of being supporting actors?
But now, they are determined to convince Greece that they have a coordinated political program. SYRIZA will present on Friday its economic manifesto with nine major sectors, including privatization and nationalization issues, salaries and pensions increases and the introduction of a new tax system.
Proto Thema newspaper published an article last Sunday saying that members of SYRIZA announced different measures each time. As a result, the party decided to give a complete answer to such allegations.
One of the party’s main issues will be the nationalization of several former public institutions, including telecommunications and energy companies, as well as airports and ports. SYRIZA members state that, despite yet unknown, their party will find the appropriate way of re-nationalizing these companies, when the time is good for such an action.
Furthermore, the economic team of SYRIZA appears to have found some ways of increasing the country’s income, so that they can make a new tax system based on social justice, development and productive reconstruction. The minimum wage change is a crucial subject, which SYRIZA promises to improve.
And as the Memorandum is of great importance for Greeks, SYRIZA does not clarify whether they will abolish it or just renegotiate it. “It depends on the Europeans’ reactions,” they state, but also stress the fact that the funding provided by Troika serves only their interests and not its budget.
Last but not least, Alexis Tsipras will send a message on Friday to political and financial leaders abroad that the scenarios on Greece’s exit from the Eurozone is a clear extortion.

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