A New Left in Greece

October 2013
Dissent (00123846);Fall2013, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p33
The article looks at politics, government, and economic policy in Greece, as of 2013, focusing on the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) political party and the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA). It notes the strong showing of SYRIZA, led by Alexis Tsipras, in the country's 2012 election. It recounts the economic policies implemented by PASOK during its periods in power, 1981-1989 and 1993-2004, discussing redistributive policies, economic growth, budget deficits. and tax evasion. It outlines SYRIZA's history, discussing its growth in the context of the European sovereign debt crisis.


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