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Protagon.gr - Greece | Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Syriza represents people and not politicians

The leftist Syriza party in Greece has called on the people to participate in today's general strike called by the unions in protest at the creditors' demand that the Syriza-led government push through cuts in exchange for the third bailout programme. The liberal website Protagon praises the party's initiative: "Syriza is rightly calling on the people to participate in the demonstration. As institutions, parties and governments have separate functions. The business of a party should have nothing to do with that of the government. The party should monitor the government, and its functionaries should side with the people rather than serving the ministers. The role of a party functionary is to fight alongside the people who take to the streets and to call on others to do the same."

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