Rajoy calls for yes vote and ‘new government’ in Greece

TAKING SHAPE: Javier Aureliano Garcia and Domingo Fernandez at the San Isidro site Photo credit: Diputacion de Almeria

PRIME MINISTER Mariano Rajoy has stated his support for a new government in Greece, the first European leader to back a regime change in Athens amidst the heat of the crisis.
Spain’s right-wing leader has openly said it would be “a good thing” if the left-wing leader of Syriza in Greece, Alexis Tsipras, resigned.
Tsipras has suggested that he would resign if Greeks vote yes in Sunday’s referendum on the EU’s proposals to address Greece’s debt, as he would not want to stay in power to supervise further austerity measures.
And Rajoy told a radio station on Tuesday afternoon (June 30) that was something he would welcome: “If the referendum takes place and if Tsipras loses the referendum, this would be a good thing for Greece because the Greeks will have said yes, we want to stay in the euro, and we could negotiate with another government.”
Meanwhile, the Spanish political party at the opposite end of the spectrum from Rajoy, Podemos, firmly stated their support for Syriza and the Greek anti-austerity movement.

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