Sunday, April 06, 2008

Alexis Tsipras speaking at a rally in Thessaloniki today

Alexis Tsipras, leader of the SYN party at the Ivanofeio stadium today. I thought I'd practice my newspaper shooting skills today.

Αλεξης Τσιπρας/ Alexis Tsipras

Αλεξης Τσιπρας/ Alexis Tsipras



Hello Teacher Dude!
Allow me to make a correction.

Alexis Tsipras is the new president of SYN - Coalition of the Left of Movements and Ecology (Sinaspismos tis Aristeras ton Kinimaton & tis Oikologias).

Alekos Alavanos, MP and former party president of SYN is the president of the Parliamentary Group of SYRIZA - Coalition of Radical Left (Sinaspismos Rizospastikis Aristeras).

SYRIZA is not a Party, but a coalition of Left parties, groups and individuals. SYRIZA does not have a "leader", but rather representatives (MPS) in the Greek Parliament. SYN, on the other hand, is one of the (major) political parties that participate in SYRIZA.

teacher dude said...

Thanks for telling me about this. I thought they'd just changed the name. I've updated the post.