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Zoe Konstantopoulou: "The greek debt is illegal and should not be paid"

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Zoe Konstantopoulou: "The greek debt is illegal and should not be paid"

Zoe Konstantopoulou: "The greek debt is illegal and should not be paid"
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On 6 February 2015, after SYRIZA’s victory in the January 2015 election, she was elected as the youngest Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament with 235 votes.

Zoe Konstantopoulou was one of the most controversial figures over the first governing period by the coalition government led by SYRIZA.

She finally spoke against the Greek government’s agreement with the European troika regarding the political and economic countermeasures to the Greek government-debt crisis after the results of the bailout referendum in 2015 and left the party following the left-wing members of SYRIZA who created the party Popular Unity which finally didn’t enter the Parliament.

As a President of the Greek Parliament she took the initiative to convene a committee which has claimed much of the country’s debt of 320bn euros was illegally contracted and should not be paid.