Podemos declare support for Greek referendum call

POSIDONIA-WATCH: Inspecting Posidonia in the Cabo de Gata-Nijar marine reserve Photo credit: Junta de Andalucia

SPANISH left-wingers Podemos have issued a statement giving their full backing to the Greek government of Syriza, and lambasting the leaders of Europe for demanding further austerity and refusing to negotiate. The Podemos statement says: “The troika insists on being paid, but will only accept payment in money from the poorest Greek families.”

Podemos supports the Greek government’s decision to call a referendum on the debt-relief offer from their creditors, calling it an “exemplary” move in the face of “blackmail” from “unelected powers.”

They go on to describe the crisis as a clash between opposing forces, “austerity and democracy, the government of the people or the government of financial markets and unelected powers. We are with democracy. We are with the Greek people.”

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