Tsipras addresses jubilant supporters, pledges 4-year government
Alexis Tsipras promised a four-year term speaking to flag-waving Syriza supporters in Athens.
He declared that tonight’s result is a victory for the people, and thanks the electorate.
I feel vindicated by this success, he continues, saying that the Greek people have handed him a clear mandate to govern for a full four-year term.
He singles out the young people of Greece, thanking them for backing Syriza again.
Tsipras warns that difficulties lie ahead, and that the recovery will not come magically. Instead, hard work will be needed.
And he confirms that he will continue to work with the Independent Greeks – suggesting their coalition is all-but agreed again.