Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

Eurozone

Greek youths welcome Syriza victory

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 01:03

Young Greeks welcome the victory of Syriza party and its leader Alexis Tsipras, who has promised to renegotiate the terms of Greece's bailout deal. Yiming Woo reports.

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

Hundreds gather outside Syriza's campaign tent in Athens to celebrate the victory in the snap general election. Nearly all the votes have been counted and Alexis Tsipras' anti-austerity party is on its way to become the first government in the euro zone that's openly opposed to bailout conditions set by the EU and International Monetary Fund. During the economic crisis, youth unemployment rose to nearly 60 percent. (SOUNDBITE) (English) 27-YEAR-OLD TEACHER, ESTELLE ZIVELOPOULOU, SAYING: "It's our dignity, dignity that we want to gain back, and the hope that we can live our future because they stole it from us." Many young Greeks have placed high hopes on the party. (SOUNDBITE) (English) 26-YEAR-OLD CIVIL ENGINEER, MARIOS, SAYING: "Syriza will give an end to the corruption in Greece. All those years the same parties governing Greece have created a huge corruption in the system, so I hope that Syriza will end this as soon as possible." Final results are expected in the early hours of Monday.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Greek youths welcome Syriza victory

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 01:03