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The results of the Greek elections

Wednesday 28 January 2015, by Antarsya

This “Announcement of the Central Committee of ANTARSYA for the results of the Greek elections” was issued on 26 January 2015. It was published in English on the ANTARYSA website.

1. Today’s election result is a heavy defeat for the reactionary government forces ND and PASOK. By condemning these forces along with all the forces who took part in the attack (KIDISO, DIMAR, LAOS) and voting for SYRIZA the people expressed its’ indignation against the brutality of the attack, the overcoming of fear and the decision that those who have brought us to this point leave, and Greece turns page.

2. The third position of the criminal gang of Golden Dawn is an extremely negative result which shows that against fascist ideas and practices, a constant front is required – not only so that the Nazis’ are condemned for life, but also so that their support from the police and the state is rooted out. A battle is required to eradicate fascist and racist poison from neighborhoods, schools and workplaces.

3. The result of the political collaboration of ANTARSYA-MARS is a positive one. It reflects the influence of the other road, of rupture with the debt, the euro, the EU and the forces of capital which of higher significance than recorded by elections. It captured the protest and warning towards the right turn of SYRIZA. The political collaboration gave additional momentum to the election results and boosts the prospect of continuing and deepening the project. Overall, the result gives us the strength to continue to intervene more decisively in the future.

4. In the near future, SYRIZA will test from government positions the policy which seeks a “relief” for the people within the context of the Eurozone and the EU treaties. ANTARSYA insists that without ceasing debt repayment, without a rupture with the EU and the euro, without nationalizing banks and large businesses under workers’ control, the hope of the labor movement and the people will not be vindicated. Without waiting and without any grace period, ANTARSYA will contribute to the labor and popular counter-attack and will fight so that measures in the interests of the people are imposed, so that the memoranda are negated, so that the struggles are linked with the program of the anti-capitalist overthrow in the context of a left, labor and popular opposition.

5. The central committee of ANTARSYA salutes the comrades and friends of ANTARSYA-MARS who fought the battle with self denial. It will access the outcome and experience in a collective and comradely way and will plan the next steps while insisting on the path of frontal cooperation of the forces which seek the left of rupture and overthrow. It will intervene with even greater determination in this new period of heightened social and political struggles which lies ahead.

Athens, 26.1.2015