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Syriza’s win and the Greek elections: many shades of grey

Kyriakidou, Maria (2015) Syriza’s win and the Greek elections: many shades of grey. Euro Crisis in the Press (26 Jan 2015). Website.

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Reading the press headlines all over Europe today, one gets the impression of a schizophrenic Europe, with images of glory and gloom about what Syriza’s win means for the future of the Eurozone being painted by different newspapers. On the one hand, the win of the left party is constructed as the win of hope over strict austerity and its grave consequences, and the answer of the long-suffering Greeks to the policies of Brussels. This answer gives hope to the Left around Europe, from Spain’s Podemos, who have closely supported Tsipras, to UK’s Labour Party. On the other hand, the elite press highlights the risk of a rekindling of the crisis and the possibility of a ‘Grexit’, if Tsipras sticks to his position of renegotiating the terms of the Greek bailout and getting rid of the Troika.

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Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE Euro Crisis in the Press Blog
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 07:55
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2020 23:30

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