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Tsipras addresses country on exit from memorandum, from a distance...

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"A new day is dawning in our country," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday during a state address that was videotaped from a remote location on the island of Ithaca, a day after Greece exited the memoranda.

The PM made reference to the five years that preceded his government in very harsh tones, but said nothing of his three and a half years in power. In essence he heralded a very confrontational stance ahead of eletions next year.

"Today is the beginning of a new era," he said adding that the country has regained its sovereignty to determine its own future.

"We have reached our destination, we have come out of the memoranda, but we will not stop here. New battles are now ahead of us," Tsipras said and added: "Now that we have reached our destination, we have the strength to make our place as it deserves to be."

Tsipras stressed that this is the beginning of a new era, but as he stated "we will not ignore the lessons of history." "We will not let oblivion drift us," he added. 

Moreover, he said: "We will never forget the causes and the people that led the country to the memoranda. Because these are the supplies of a country that is writing a new page in its history."

"Based on our vision and determination, a new era for Greece begins. We must not go back to Greece of deficits and bankruptcy. We must proceed to the rebirth of Greece. A country of equality, democracy and social justice," he underlined.

 

 

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