Greek left attacks ‘barbarous’ austerity – FT.com

Greece is heading for a clash with international lenders as the radical leftwing party that came second in the weekend’s election called for the ripping up of a “barbarous” austerity programme underpinning its bailout and questions mounted about the country’s future inside the euro.

Alexis Tsipras, the 38-year-old leader of the Syriza party that surged in popularity in Sunday’s poll, outlined a five-point plan to be put to conservative and socialist leaders on Wednesday as he attempts to build a coalition, demanding the reversal of fiscal and structural measures that have enabled Greece to slash its budget deficit.

via Greek left attacks ‘barbarous’ austerity – FT.com.

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