For Immediate Release
Greek Anti-Austerity Party Wins Elections
Religious Debt Relief Organization Releases Statement
WASHINGTON - Greece's Interior Ministry projects that the anti-austerity Syriza party won the majority of Greek Parliament seats. However, it remains unclear if Syriza won the supermajority of 151 seats needed to govern Greece alone.
Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of the religious debt relief organization Jubilee USA Network, releases the following statement:
"This election was a referendum on austerity and debt policies. The people of Greece voted and said no to austerity and yes to renegotiating Greece's debt.
"Austerity programs can be likened to trying to help a patient on life support by punching them."
– Eric LeCompte is Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network and serves United Nations expert groups that analyze global debt issues.
Read Jubilee USA's press release (1/23) on the election and Syriza debt platform policies.
Jubilee USA Network is an alliance of more than 80 religious denominations and faith communities, human rights, environmental, labor, and community groups working for the definitive cancellation of crushing debts to fight poverty and injustice in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.