Greece: Alexis Tsipras, President of the political party SYRIZA, stated they are no longer fighting to defend the society only but also Democracy itself, during his official visit to Brazil.
While sharing the information, he mentioned in the statement that the President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is back. This time the project is more complicated. He will not only fight to fight inequality, illiteracy as well as poverty but also defend and unite his country and Democracy.
Alexis Tsipras shared his statement through his official social media account and said, “A country divided by division, fake news, hate and far-right propaganda of its opponents. Because Bolsonaro was defeated, but Bolsonarism is still here, as he characteristically told me at our meeting.”
He shared the information about a meeting which was scheduled for about half an hour but was lasted for more than an hour. The reason for this meeting was the President of Brazil wanted to know information about the following:
- The battles with the troika,
- About how they overcame the crisis,
- About the solution of Macedonia,
- And also about the European Left’s battle against each other on the rise of the far right.
He shared the information with his about the great struggles he went through, those hard days in jail, according to Alexis Tsipras.
The ruthless attitude of his opponents, the 700 thousand dead of the pandemic, and the vast deficit they leave the President in the public budget.
And they considered how similar are the slogans of the enemies of the people as well as Democracy when he mentioned Bolsonaro’s central slogan:
“God – homeland – family.”
They agreed to advance the case of cooperation between left and progressive forces, especially at the level of Europe and Latin America.
Two continents that are increasingly facing the consequences of the war in war-torn Ukraine are the new Cold War and the US-China competition.
Finally, they agreed to meet again soon. Maybe on an official visit to Greece, because Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva admires the struggles of the Greek people and their cultural heritage.
Furthermore, Alexis asserted, “Needless to say in what capacity he wished me to welcome him. The important thing is that a great leader is also a great friend of Greece.”