Tsipras seeks to capitalise on bailout exit, build platform for elections

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Independent Greeks, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is gearing up to make a public address on Monday or Tuesday to mark the end of Greece’s third and final programme. His aim will be not just to highlight the symbolism of the moment, but to set out policies that will help convince voters a corner has been turned.

The speech is due to be delivered at an unknown location outside of Athens in an attempt to add to the symbolism of the occasion. However, Tsipras wants to use the televised address as an opportunity to draw a line under his government’s 3.5 years in po...

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