Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has congratulated anti-austerity party Syriza on its success in the Greek elections.

Ms Anderson said;

“I want to congratulate Alex Tsipras and his Syriza party on their impressive victory in the Greek elections.

“Their anti-austerity programme resonated with voters who wanted real progressive change after years of punitive budgets.

“At the European Parliament I work on an ongoing basis with Syriza’s MEPs, including Dimitri Papadimoulis and I look forward to continuing that engagement.

“Syriza has pledged to renegotiate Greece’s debt and to call for a European debt conference to discuss the economic situation across Europe.

“I commend the Greek voters for choosing a left-wing alternative to the failed policies of austerity and I hope that people across all of the EU member states follow their example.”