Tspiras attempts to defend SYRIZA-led government record in Parliament
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipiras will today attempt to defend his government’s record following the recent unsettling few weeks which has seen critisism of the deal struck with the Eurogroup as well as the strike called by rubbish collector’s; the latter being the first crisis on the domestic front. In addition to that, SYRIZA has also dropped in opinion polls at the expense of the main opposition, New Democracy, led by Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
The only real hope Tsipras has in the near future is a boost to the economy that will be aided by a further increase in tourism. Other than that things look bleak for a party which deceivingly promised an end to austerity before coming to power two and a half years ago. The main bulk of SYRIZA’s support comes from civil servants, which is the very group that has been on strike and demanding unrealistic conditions.
Tsipras has repeatedly claimed that Greece is on the road to recovery. Inaugurating unfinished motorways and trying to take credit for apparently taking a hardline stance with creditors during the Eurogroup negotiations are just a couple of examples.
It remains to be seen whether a snap election will materialise. If it does, judging by opinion polls, it may mark the beginning of the end for Tsipras and his hard-left militant group.