When it became quite clear that Greece would not be able on its own to overcome the crisis, major donor countries of the European Union, especially Germany, have agreed to provide financial assistance to Athens.But provided that the Greek government will introduce a regime of austerity, cut social programs and benefits, raise the retirement age, etc.It is not surprising that the wave of unrest in Greece, took a lot of mass protests.The economic crisis has smoothly flowed into the political.The country is in fact split into two camps: some believe that the harsh austerity measures imposed on Greece, not only painful for the Greeks, but simply insulting;others are largely in
agreement with his opponents, it is believed that the other way is still there, so you need to fulfill the demands of creditors.
particularly large rallies were held on the eve of the parliamentary elections held on 17 June.On the street there were more than 50 000 demonstrators, who were divided into different columns union.They demanded to abandon the anti-people measures, arguing that in the current situation in the country should pay the plutocracy.
Protesters people were tuned in combat.Column anarchists decided to storm the parliament, so the police had to use tear gas.Riots continued until midnight, clashes were reported marginalized groups.The Communist Party and the class trade unions at the meeting were more civilized, they did not participate in power tried to avoid provocations and clashes with anarchists.Law enforcement agencies deblocked Houses of Parliament in order to avoid accidents.
leaders of major political forces were in front of their supporters, outlining his program.For example, Antonis Samaras, the leader of the party "New Democracy", which won the last elections on May 6 has confirmed its intention to comply with the terms of the agreement concluded by the Greek government with international lenders.Recognizing that these conditions are very serious and painful, he nevertheless insisted that he sees no other way to exit the strongest economic crisis.In other words, he called on his supporters to take to the terms of the agreement, as a bitter but necessary medicine.
His opponent, the leader of the radical leftist SYRIZA Alexis Tsepras organization, by contrast, made a commitment in case of victory, to seek renegotiation of Greece's bailout.Tsepras not deny the necessity and importance of reasonable austerity measures, but again made it clear that, in his opinion, from the Greek demand too much.
A PASOK party leaders, long time head of Greece before the crisis, speaking to his supporters, were limited to a standard set of common phrases.Like, if he wins, they will make every effort to bring the country out of the crisis and restore its economy.To do this, they will resort to the help of the European Union, but will negotiate with him on an equal footing.
As is well known, as a result of the elections, won by the center-right party "New Democracy" led by Antonis Samaras.That is, at least in the near future or the EU or the euro zone single currency split is not threatened.