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Anderson congratulates Syriza on election victory

26 January, 2015 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has congratulated anti-austerity party Syriza on its success in the Greek elections. 

Ms Anderson said; 

"I want to congratulate Alex Tsipras and his Syriza party on their impressive victory in the Greek elections. 

"Their anti-austerity programme resonated with voters who wanted real progressive change after years of punitive budgets. 

"At the European Parliament I work on an ongoing basis with Syriza's MEPs, including Dimitri Papadimoulis and I look forward to continuing that engagement. 

"Syriza has pledged to renegotiate Greece's debt and to call for a European debt conference to discuss the economic situation across Europe.   

"I commend the Greek voters for choosing a left-wing alternative to the failed policies of austerity and I hope that people across all of the EU member states follow their example."

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