The party known in Greece as the “Coalition of the Radical Left”, better known as Syriza, has won major offices in Greece’s elections. News across Europe and the world has been rattled by the election of so many politicians that are anti-capitalists. What started off as a radical idea is now the most popular political party in Greece. This makes Greece the only country in the European Union that has elected anyone from an anti-capitalist party.
Greek Voters Rally For Syriza Anti-Capitalist Party At The Polls
The party, lead by Alexis Tsipras, has been rapidly rising in power over the past few years. This election was expected to be a pivotal time in the Greek government since the Syriza party took a strong hold only two years ago in the 2012 elections. Tsipras is mostly a communist, and has been politically motivated since he was a youth. He and his party mates strongly oppose the corporate philosophy of the European Union, but still feel that Greece should still remain a vigilant member of the organization. Perhaps their rise to power and their influence will spill over into other countries in the union, who have so far been to timid to elect any radical parties like Syriza.
Parties like Syriza may continue to gain steam throughout Europe as many of the younger voters rally to speak out against the corporate policies they feel are holding them back. Higher rates of unemployment, and lower wages for labor-related jobs are leading a lot of the lower earning and younger people to listen to parties who speak out against corporate greed and government corruption. These people generally feel that their politicians will make decisions more closely related to their best interests when they have turned away the idea of supporting large business. This does not make the party free from corruption, but it does deter the idea of corporate lobbying of politicians.
Greek Voters Rally For Syriza Anti-Capitalist Party At The Polls.