Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday laid out the radical agenda he hopes to pursue if he becomes prime minister, including the cancellation of international loan agreements to Greece that forced the country into sharp budget cuts.
He also called for state control of the banks as he started efforts to form a governing coalition in the wake of parliamentary elections on Sunday.
The Greek people voted clearly to reject the austerity demanded by international lenders, Syriza Party leader Tsipras said.
The two parties that made the agreement with international lenders "don't have a majority any more to vote for the plundering and looting of the Greek people," Tsipras told lawmakers.
Tsipras met Greek President Karolos Papoulias earlier on Tuesday to get instructions to try to cobble together a government in the wake of elections that left the country's political system in chaos.
Syriza will have three days to form a government.FULL STORY