In an interview to Star Channel TV, Alexis Tsipras stressed that the people would vote for his party not because they have necessarily adopted a radical left ideology, but rather because they chose a path of dignity.
When asked with which parties he would consider forming an alliance, should his party not be in the position to form an independent government, he responded that he would prefer the support of the Communist party.
Tsipras ruled out the possibility of forming an alliance with socialist PASOK, Giorgos Papandreou's Movement of Socialists Democrats, or centrist party The River. Regarding the fallout of the agreement with the Democratic Left, Tsipras noted that there was a genuine discussion, but unfortunately the two sides were unable to come to an agreement. He did not rule out the possibility of cooperating after the elections.
The SYRIZA president argued that he must be "paranoid" to plan a departure from the Eurozone in response to pressure, adding the shift of the Grexit debate in Europe indicates that his party has been proven right.
Tsipras denied having a hidden agenda or plans for a referendum ans added he was confident that his plans would be approved in Europe and that Angela Merkel would use SYRIZA's ascent to power to provide a solution and present it as her success.
His intention is to request a restructure of the public debt so that it becomes viable, by introducing a new haircut and a growth clause. Tsipras questioned whether Prime Minister Antonis Samaras would support this policy, as an opposition party. He further argued that he will not extend the bailout and his plans will offer relief to the country.
Source: To Vima news daily