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Tsipras asks Greek voters for chance to govern ‘without our hands tied’

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PM vows to cut income tax and create half a million jobs after years of EU austerity measures The Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has kicked off his campaign for upcoming general elections, asking voters to give his leftwing government the chance to act “without our hands tied” the second time around.Unveiling Syriza’s programme after formally requesting parliament’s dissolution, Tsipras acknowledged the “anger and fatigue” that had led to the leftist party’s crushing defeat in the European parliamentary elections and pledged that job creation and lower taxes would be the central pillars of a new term in office. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/11/tsipras-asks-greek-voters-for-chance-to-govern-without-our-hands-tied

Author : Helena Smith in Athens

Publish date : 2019-06-11 15:14:14

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