After her mother’s pension was cut over 30 times, Rena Dourou knew that Greece could no longer cope with austerity.
Now, as Syriza, her political party, leads the polls ahead of the country’s general election on Sunday, she stands ready to reverse the five years of pain imposed by the European Union.
“Since the beginning of the implementation of the austerity policies, many people have had the experience of becoming second-class citizens, with no access to health care or education,” she said.
“We want to create a shield of protection for the most vulnerable.”
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