He was surely the winner of the 6 May elections. Some believe he will triumph in the next ones in June, while others think he is having his 15 minutes of fame, which all of us have the right to experience.
The social media are full of comments about the leader of the radical left SYRIZA, who has recently taken his role as a contender for the prime minister seat very seriously. "But what were we thinking? Were we thinking that by kissing Tsipras he would become a leader like the frog became a prince?" is one of the "howlers" on Twitter.
Europe may not yet have discovered a cure for the debt crisis, but wise-crackers in Greece have already discovered the pill, which will save it from the depression caused by economic hardships. The comparison of antidepressant Cipralex, which is pronounced like the family name and the first name of the leader of SYRIZA, has sparked a wave of funny comments on the Internet.
Some funny, but a little crude reactions too, are associated with some of the adverse effects of the drug such as delayed ejaculation in men, decreased sexual desire and difficulty in reaching orgasm in women. "This man would deprive us even of sex - the only thing that remained free in this hard crisis," wrote the merry Vicki. Others are directly commenting on the fact that the drug is an antidepressant. "With his crazy ideas that will take us out of the euro zone, it would really be better to stock up Cipralex to at least get rid of stress."
However, in order to be able to trace the conflicting suggestions of the members of SYRIZA for the imposition of absurd economic measures, Cipralex could definitely be of use, as it can cause drowsiness, lethargy and susceptibility to dangerous influences. What else could be the definition for the proposed imposition of domestic loan and obliging every Greek with an annual income of over 20 thousand euro to pay 100 euro per month to the state?
On the other hand, Cipralex could be of great use to the European leaders who were lucky, or not, to meet Alexis Tsipras. The young "rebellious" and sexy Alexis caused many negative reactions to his idea of calling the newly elected French president "Hollandreu" because he had not agreed to meet him. Indicative is today's caricature in Kathimerini newspaper, in which Alexis is looking at the Eiffel Tower, "advising" Frenchmen "to remove these irons from there and put on environmentally-friendly materials." At the same time, a close associate of his is telling the media, "he is also an engineer." His interlocutors in Germany were startled too.
And in the end, perhaps he himself needs Cipralex after the lessons he got in the West. Apparently, no one had warned him that he would not be allowed to behave there like on a visit to a school occupied by "angry" students.