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SYRIZA: 'The mandate of the Greek people is not negotiable'

May 8, 2015 -- Australia-Greece Solidarity Campaign posted at Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal -- The political secretariat of SYRIZA met on May 5 and, with its unanimous decision,  stressed amongst other things that the "government’s red lines are the Greek people’s red lines. They constitute the necessary prerequisite for the exit from the crisis whilst abiding by terms of social justice and economic development“.

The decision has been translated and is shown below. The original text in Greek is here

No to threats: the mandate of the Greek people is not negotiable

1. The government, faithful to the popular mandate of January 25 to abolish the memorandum policies and austerity measures, defends the interests of the country, its people’s will and sovereign democracy.

It defends the undeniable right of a people to determine their own future.

2. As of the agreement of February 20, 2015, the lenders, supported by some domestic and foreign media, have attempted to undermine the difficult compromise achieved and to force the new government to implement those policies for which the Samaras government was defeated.

3. “The government’s red lines are the Greek people’s red lines. They constitute the necessary prerequisite for the exit from the crisis whilst abiding by terms of social justice and economic development “. The efforts of extreme elements among lenders is just as unacceptable as Greece’s own domestic austerity supporting establishment that undermines the efforts for a viable and sustainable solution, and threatens additional austerity and recession measures which would further impoverish society.

4.SYRIZA stands with the government as do the majority of citizens, regardless of party affiliation. We want the people participating in developments, to fight battles and to assert their rights. We want the people to be a part of all this that concerns them, the future of this country depends on the people.

5. SYRIZA extends an invitation to all the progressive, social and political forces of Europe to join forces in a common struggle, against the neoliberal strategy of austerity. Against blackmail and pressure, we advocate solidarity and democracy.

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