Published on January 27th, 2015 | by Flipside0
Tony Blair in Shock Greek Election Win
Tony Blair has emerged as Greek Prime Minister after eight years in the political wilderness, after his New Democracy party secured a majority in this week’s Greek general election.
Mr Blair, whose last appearance in the political arena was as UK Prime Minister, was announced as head of the new Greek government early this morning, after a bitterly fought election campaign between perceived goodies and baddies.
Mr Blair’s main opponent in the election was Syrian President Alexis Tsipras.
Mr Tsipras said, “Although I did want to be PM myself, when it came down to it Mr Blair was the perfect man for the job, and he deserved to win. In the end I ended up voting for him myself.
“When it comes to men who have a flagrant disregard for the welfare of other nations, such as the economies of those in the Eurozone, and taking on jobs that they are remarkably unqualified to do, few in the world can beat Mr Blair’s resumé.”
Mr Blair centred his campaign on fighting against banking regulation, which he blamed for the current crisis in Greece.
In a party political broadcast before the election Mr Blair said, “A New Labour government would stop the recession by allowing banks to take whatever steps are necessary to make money.”
Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts, finished in third place despite receiving the greatest number of votes. Although 47% of Americans chose him, only 14 were eligible to take part in Greek elections.