September 20 Vote In Greece May Lead To New Coalition Govt



Alexis TsiprasGreece’s outgoing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is likely to strike an alliance with the opposition and other political parties forming a new coalition government, after the September 20 vote, experts claim.

University of Athens political scientist Theodore Couloumbis commented on Tsipras’ decision to get rid off the dissenters of his radical left Syriza party and call the election last week, saying: “The most likely outcome is a coalition government with two, three or four parties taking part.”

Tsipras is aiming to win the majority in Greek parliament during the national election willing to strengthen his mandate regarding the implementation of the terms of the new 86 billion euros bailout deal between Greece and its international creditors.

In order to do so, he may be forced to turn to the center-left “To Potami” or the socialist “PASOK,” or even the center-right “New Democracy.” However, Alexis Tsipras has already revealed that if cooperating with these parties is the only option, he would rather lead his left-wing party within the new coalition government than fulfilling a Prime Minister’s duties.


3 COMMENTS

  1. My guess is Greece will end up with a ND-SYRIZA coalition government with SYRIZA as junior partner as Alexis Tsipras openly stated as reported by this article that he would serve in such a coalition, but not as leader of such a coalition. Most likely combination is a ND-SYRIZA-PASOK coalition government that will slavishly follow directives from the Troika, but would not be able to stave off Grexit, which will occur by late 2016. What such a coalition would achieve though, is to put the final nail into the coffin of ND, SYRIZA(PASOK 2.0) and PASOK, with Greece’s political landscape dominated by XA, Centre Union and PU by end of 2016, early 2017.

  2. Very dubious political assignments to Greek political parties in this article. Pasok stopped being socialist in about 1983, and is currently about as left as a right hand turn sign. To Potami is arguably more centre than anything else (although many claim that it is no more than a puppet of right wing forces).

  3. Tsipras is a joke, and anyone who votes for him is also a joke. What exactly are his policies? Say one thing and do the opposite? Handing over Greece to illegal immigrants? Passing a memorandum demanding €50 billion in state assets whilst he openly speaks against it?

    Ultimately, why would he want to run as prime minister again if he is truly against passing the memorandum which he will have to implement if he becomes prime minister?

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