ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras on Monday promised to protect bank deposits in the country if he came to power in next month’s election, in a bid to allay fears that his government would put the wealth of Greeks at risk.
“A Syriza government and its allies will safeguard - without any footnotes or asterisks - the deposits of citizens at Greek banks, in cooperation with the European Central Bank and European partners,” Tsipras said in a speech.
“Let’s put an end to the horror stories.”
Greece’s parliament failed to elect a president in a final round of voting earlier on Monday, triggering the dissolution of parliament and early elections, which will be held on Jan. 25.
Reporting by Angeliki Koutantou