U.S. Wants to Work with New Greek Government

barack_obama_white_houseThe White House expressed its desire to cooperate with the new Greek government, especially after leftist party SYRIZA won the elections mainly because of its anti-austerity views.

“We congratulate Greece on successfully completing its parliamentary elections and we look forward to working closely with its next government,” noted Mark Stroh, a White House National Security Council spokesman, currently in New Delhi along with U.S. President Barack Obama.

On Sunday, January 25, SYRIZA won the elections against New Democracy, the former Greek Prime Minister’s party. The new government is destined to collide with European and international lendors. Furthermore, SYRIZA leader, Alexis Tsipras plans to renegotiate Greece’s 240-billion-euro bailout program with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.