Alexis Tsipras

  • Greek politician
  • Born July 28, 1974

Alexis Tsipras (Greek: Αλέξης Τσίπρας, pronounced [aˈleksis ˈt͡sipras]; born 28 July 1974) is a Greek politician serving as Leader of the Opposition since 2019. The leader of left-wing party Syriza since 2009, he served as Prime Minister of Greece from 2015 to 2019.A socialist, Tsipras has been Leader of the Coalition of the Radical Left (Syriza), a left wing political party, since 2009. He is the fourth Greek Prime Minister who has governed in the course of the 2010s government-debt crisis. Originally an outspoken critic of the austerity policies implemented during the crisis, his tenure in office has been marked by an intense austerity policy, mostly in the context of the third EU bailout to Greece (2015–2018).

We will do whatever we could do to keep Greece inside the euro and inside Europe.

There was a huge lack of freedom in communist regimes, but at least they had humanity at the center of their thinking.

Syriza is what it is: a radical, left-wing party that feels the pulse of the times, knows what's at stake, and is after a wide consensus and unity for political change in Greece. This is something that departs from the narrow limits of the radical left.

Austerity is not part of the European treaties; democracy and the principle of popular sovereignty are.

A Syriza government will respect Greece's obligation as a eurozone member to maintain a balanced budget and will commit to quantitative targets.

Greece gave democracy to the rest of the world.

What, ultimately, is Greece if it is not the people who live in this country? It's not the mountains and the plains.

The U.S. have printed money; they intend to tax the rich in order to avoid the fiscal cliff. These are things that sees anyone who dares to propose them in Greece and Europe labeled an extremist, when at the same time, it's what Obama does.

I don't believe there are heroes or saviours in politics.