VIDEO: The Guardian – This is why the Greek youth is voting for change

young_votersGuardian’s Phoebe Greenwood meets Syriza and the young people voting for change in a report from Athens on the eve of the crucial general elections of January 25.

Greenwood says that when Greece heads to the polls on Sunday, voters may well elect one of the most leftwing governments in Eurozone history.

Alexis Tsipras, leader of the Syriza party, says while he does not want to lead Greece out of Europe, he will not accept its austerity.

This stance has won him the titles ‘radical’ and ‘firebrand’ – and the support of young Greeks, crippled by a national debt weighing in at 175% of GDP.

After six years of recession – during which three centre right coalitions failed to raise the country from its knees – young, unemployed, frustrated Greeks are looking for a new way out.

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