Putin Congratulates Tsipras in Greek Parliament Victory
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a congratulatory telegram to Greece’s Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras in winning parliamentary elections, the Kremlin said Monday.
"The head of the Russian state expressed his hope for the continuation of constructive dialogue and active joint work in the further strengthening of mutually beneficial Russian-Greek cooperation in various fields, including in trade, economy, energy, and humanitarian areas," the Kremlin said in a statement.
The left-wing Greek Syriza party won snap elections held on Sunday with 35.46 percent of support after over 99.5 percent of the votes were counted.
Syriza is projected to acquire 145 seats in the 300-seat parliament. Confirmed coalition partners, the Independent Greeks, are set to receive 10 seats, putting the Syriza-led government once again at the helm of the struggling Mediterranean economy with a 155-seat majority.
Tsipras is due to be sworn in as prime minister on Monday afternoon. He will then appoint a cabinet which will be sworn in Tuesday.