Greece capitulates! Tsipras couldn’t say ‘no’, but wants unity in ‘yes’ (pics)

Dizzying capitulation! PM A. Tsipras invites his party to stand united and explains that he did not have a political mandate to get Greece out of the Eurozone

By Eleni Stergiou

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addressed the central committee of the Radical Left Coalition (SYRIZA) government and political secretariat of Greek Parliament. After briefing SYRIZA lawmakers of recent political developments in negotiations with Greece’s creditors from the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund, Tsipras refered to the referendum held on July 5 where people voted against the tough bailout reforms presented by creditors.

“We received the mandate to bring about a better deal following Eurogroup’s ultimatum, but we did not get a mandate to get Greece out of the Eurozone,” he said. “We are confronted with crucial decisions. What matters is for the central group of SYRIZA to stand united and together ahead of crucial decisions.”

“I will not be the new (2011-2012 provisional PM Lucas) Papademos. Where we are, we arrived together or we’ll leave together. Either we’ll carry on all together or we will all fall together,” he said.



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