Greek PM Alexis Tsipras gets re-elected as Syriza head

2,758 votes were cast, out of which 2,548 votes were in favor of Tsipras at the end of 4-day conference in Athens

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras gets re-elected as Syriza head

World Bulletin / News Desk

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was re-elected as head of his Syriza party at the end of a four-day conference Sunday.

Tsipras won with a vast majority of 93.54 percent votes and is set to continue as leader of the left-wing party.

According to Greece’s state news agency AMNA, out of 2,758 votes cast, 2,548 votes were in favor of Tsipras, 176 neutral and 34 others were considered invalid. 

Tsipras on Saturday night had highlighted the importance of immediate regulation of the Greek debt. He also assured the audience that the next elections would take place in 2019 after the current government completes its four years. 

Syriza was elected as the governing party a little more than a year ago on Sept. 20, 2015 for the second time in a year, following the party’s election in January the same year.  Even though Syriza got the majority of votes, it was not enough to form a government; Tsipras later formed a coalition with the right-wing party Independent Greeks. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Ekim 2016, 10:28