Greek-Canadians are following the developments in Greece with great interest through radio broadcasts and social networks after the January 25 national election, exchanging their views regarding the country’s future under a new government. Others believe that a new era is dawning, while others are anxious, but they all agree that the country has turned the page.
Dr. Stephanos Constantinides, Professor of Political Science at the francophone University of Quebec in Montreal, commented that SYRIZA’s victory will have positive results for Greece but also for Europe. He believes that Greece has made a step forward that will influence European programs, particularly if a south European countries coalition is formed.
Furthermore, as far as the Greek Diaspora’s stance in front of the changes in Greece, Constantinides noted that Greeks abroad are not threatened by SYRIZA’s election, even though the Greek Diaspora is not one of the party’s priorities, since Greece is facing far more serious issues. The professor concluded saying that Greeks could not handle any more austerity measures, while he hopes that better days are coming for Greek people.
Most Greeks, especially first generation ones, are watching Greek and foreign media in order to find out about all the latest developments.