Tsipras: 2019 Is the Beginning of a New Era for Greece
Wednesday, 16 January 2019
"In 10 days Greece will complete four years since the day of the great political change, the great overthrow of the old political system. Because this is what January 25, 2015 signaled. A great political overthrow. Which did not come out of the blue. It was the result of Greece's biggest financial crisis in the past 100 years. But it was mainly the result of the management of this crisis by the political leaders and of the political choices and practices of the four decades that led up to the 2010 default," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday, addressing a parliamentary debate that will conclude with the holding of a vote of confidence in his government.
"The dawn of 2019 is the dawn of a new era for Greece," Tsipras said, in his speech to lawmakers.
The government succeeded in leading Greece to an exit from this crisis and the memorandum programmes while keeping society intact, he added, stressing that the main concern was not only to get out of the programme but to put the social majority in focus.