THESSALONIKI – The country wishes for and has a need for a great turnaround for most people, Prime Minister and SYRIZA party leader Alexis Tsipras said on Thursday, referring to overturning the losses of the European elections at a speech in Thessaloniki, ahead of Sunday’s general elections.
“From my tours around the country, the message I bring you is the following: An overturn is not simply a wish and a need of the country and the great majority, it has already begun,” the premier said.
Η ανατροπή δεν είναι απλώς επιθυμία. Δεν είναι μόνο ανάγκη για τη χώρα και τη μεγάλη κοινωνική πλειοψηφία. Η ανατροπή έχει ήδη αρχίσει.Πρέπει και μπορούμε να κερδίσουμε αυτές τις #εκλογες. Πρέπει ο λαός μας να κερδίσει αυτή την κρίσιμη μάχη. Όχι για τον ΣΥΡΙΖΑ, αλλά για την Ελλάδα και για τη ζωή μας. Το χρειάζονται οι νέοι, οι συνταξιούχοι, οι μικρομεσαίοι, οι διανοούμενοι. Το χρειάζονται όλοι οι μη προνομιούχοι. Ομιλία στην Θεσσαλονίκη.#Θεσσαλονικη #ΤωραΣΥΡΙΖΑ #ΣΥΡΙΖΑ #ΠροοδευτικηΣυμμαχια #εκλογες #εκλογες2019
Posted by Alexis Tsipras on Thursday, July 4, 2019
Greeks “have not yet uttered their final words,” he reiterated, and said the party’s electoral win is exactly what is wanted by the country’s young, the pensioners, the small and middle-sized business owners, the intellectuals, and the non-privileged citizens.
Greece, he said, is haunted by those who “led the country to its economic, political and ethical bankruptcy,” and named them as “the barons of information, the lords of corruption,” who do not forgive his party for succeeding where they failed and taking the country out of the loan memoranda.
“We did that taking care of the weak, the workers, the SMEs, young people, pensioners – they don’t forgive us for taking care of those who had precarious financial lives.” He noted that Syriza did this “without having been born in wealthy families.”