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Tsipras Says Greek Mandate Is for His Party to Cancel Memorandum

May 06, 2012

Alexis Tsipras, the head of Syriza, which elections today showed could be Greece’s second-biggest party, said the Greek people had given him a mandate to do whatever he can to cancel the bailout agreement with the European Union and International Monetary Fund.

The result today shows that Greeks, and Europeans, want “to cancel the memorandum of barbarity,” Tsipras said in statements televised in Athens on state-run NET TV. He said he would begin talks with parties of the Greek left tomorrow to achieve that goal.

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