Syriza is electing a new leader after Alexis Tsipras resigned from his longtime role at the head of the party. He leaves the Greek left at its lowest point in decades, with far-right forces now exploiting the mood of social despair.
Mariana Tsichli is cosecretary of Popular Unity in Greece.
The campaign for Greece’s election this Sunday has been mostly uninspiring, with little hope of an end to austerity. With Syriza’s capitulation in 2015 still weighing heavily, the radical left faces an uphill struggle to overcome the mood of despair.