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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras marked the second anniversary of the SYRIZA-ANEL government with a message of hope saying that Greece is in sight of the end of the “ordeal of bailouts”.
“In a year from today, we will be in our third year but we will have already left the memorandum behind us. And we have one more year in front of us, the most creative of our term, in which to carry out our plans for a new Greece,” he stressed.
In the two years since September 2015, the government “has worked hard and was often forced to make difficult decisions”, Tsipras acknowledged.
“For the first time, a government just six months old had the moral courage to once again set itself before the judgement of the Greek people, given that it had an extremely difficult agreement on the table, which was the result of a tough negotiations, and a painful compromise.
“For the first time, the people’s right to know and then decide was respected… to decide who will govern with all the facts known,” Tsipras said.
The Prime Minister launched an attack against the “old, corrupt system … that plundered public wealth, wasted the growth of the early euro years on shaky loans and stock market bubbles”.