ECONOMY

Latvian FinMin sees reforms emerging from Greek polls

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Greece’s snap election will probably strengthen the hand of political forces who’ll push through measures needed to maintain the flow of bailout money and keep the nation solvent, Latvian Finance Minister Janis Reirs said.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras heads into Sunday’s election amid a dip in popularity for his SYRIZA party and facing a close race with New Democracy, which he unseated in January.

“If one or the other win the elections, that’s a guarantee that the reforms will continue,” Reirs said on Friday in an interview in the Latvian capital of Riga.

“There is one question: Has Tsipras been able to create a team that’s for reform? That’s the only unknown, if he wins. If the other side wins, it’s clear that they’ll carry the reforms further.”

[Bloomberg]