European Leaders Congratulate SYRIZA's Tsipras on His Electoral Victory
Monday, 26 January 2015
Congratulations to Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) leader Alexis Tsipras for winning the national elections on Sunday started pouring in late on Sunday, with European politicians’ messages.
French President Francois Hollande pledged to work with Tsipras to achieve growth and stability in the eurozone.
European Parliament President Martin Schulz called SYRIZA's victory in the elections “a historic victory, a huge success," sources in SYRIZA. They said that Schulz, who will visit Athens after the new government is sworn in, also assured Tsipras that he would do whatever was in his power to help a "mutually acceptable, viable solution" to be found, apparently referring to Greece's negotiations with its creditors.
Austrian Chancellor and leader of the country’s Social Democrats Werner Faymann said he will cooperate constructively with the new government which will be formed in Greece and added he is convinced that in the European Union there will have to be a common base in the fight against unemployment and poverty.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will meet Tsipras at the first European Union summit, Italian government sources said.