Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Radical left party leader Alexis Tsipras who is also vice President of the Socialist Euro group visited France and Germany yesterday to give the EU a message which is that his party is not anti European but very much wants to promote a more cohesive and Equal Europe. This is all well and good but he still needs to win an overall majority in Greece on the 17 of June as it is very unlikely that his party will not be able to form a government with just 22% of the vote. Latest opinion polls in the country show a shift to the other more traditional centre parties the conservative ND and the socialist PASOK. If this proves to be the case then Syriza could have been a temporary flash in the Greek pants..