Tsipras says he'll negotiate but eurozone can't say 'no' to everything
SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras says that if his party comes first in Sunday’s elections, it will signify the end of the EU-IMF memorandum but the leftist added that he is prepared to negotiate a new deal with Greece’s lenders.
In an interview aired on Antenna TV on Thursday morning, Tsipras said that voters, not SYRIZA would decide if the terms of Greece’s bailout should be cancelled. “The memorandum will be repudiated by the people’s vote, not us,” he said.
Tsipras said that he wants the policy of internal devaluation to stop but that he is prepared to discuss all these issues with Greece’s eurozone counterparts.
“If they say ‘no’ to everything, it means that they want the end of the Greek people and the euro,” he said.
“If Greece’s doesn’t get its next loan instalment, the eurozone will collapse the next day.”