The Workers’ Party today exchanged messages of fraternal good wishes with the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) on the eve of the Greek parliamentary elections which take place tomorrow, Sunday 6th May.
Workers’ Party General Secretary John Lowry said, “The Workers’ Party of Ireland sends fraternal best wishes to the KKE for the elections in Greece on 6th May. These elections are an important opportunity for the working class and popular strata of Greece to decisively reject the attacks upon them by the Troika and the Greek ruling class. These anti-democratic and anti-people forces seek to rob the people of Greece, of Ireland and of every state in Europe to pay for the problems inherent in capitalism under the name of austerity and the mantra of There Is No Alternative.
In turn the Workers’ Party received a warm message of solidarity and greetings from Kostas Papadakis from the International Section of the KKE who said: “On behalf of the KKE I would like to thank you for your warm message of support and solidarity. We wish you as well all the best for the NO Vote in the referendum in Ireland on May 31st. The defeat of the EU Fiscal Stability Treaty will mean a lot to our common struggle against austerity and the hegemony of the European Union and international capitalist establishment”
The KKE is currently the third largest party in Greece with 21 seats in the Greek parliament and is widely expected to increase its share of the vote in tomorrow’s election. It has steadfastly opposed austerity and led the campaign against it in parliament, in workplaces and on the streets through its association with PAME, the Greek All-Workers’ Militant front which has brought millions of working people on to the streets