The leader of Greece’s main opposition party SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras, was confirmed as the European Left’s candidate for European Commission president during the party’s meeting in Madrid.
“The time of the left has come,” he said during his speech at the 4th European Left Congress. “This is our time to change Europe, and we will do it.”
He also said that SYRIZA is a step away from power in Greece.
European Left wants the Commission president to be elected by European voters, rather than nominated by the European Council and then approved by the European Parliament as it is currently happening.