EU collapse: Grexit looms as bloc only serves 'money wolves' – not the European people

Liana Kanelli, a member of the Hellenic Parliament for the Communist Party of Greece, made the revelation on RT. She explained: “Lots of people are very happy that there isn’t a Grexit. Who gives a damn about the EU as it turned out to be?

“With so much lack of democracy and turning out to be a union of money wolves and not the people of Europe.”

She added: “We’ve got a very rich country – very educated and skilled working class people, but still we don’t have a penny.

“The majority of the population is struggling to feel and experience the first twenty years of the 21st century.

“It has been hell here.”

JUST IN: Greek election: New Democracy set for victory as voters reject Tsipras

Greece’s opposition conservatives returned to power with a landslide victory in snap elections on Sunday, and Prime Minister elect Kyriakos Mitsotakis said he had a clear mandate for change, pledging more investments and fewer taxes.

The win appeared driven by fatigue with years of European Union-enforced belt-tightening, combined with high unemployment, after the country almost crashed out of the euro zone at the height of its financial travails in 2015.

Conservative New Democracy had a commanding lead of 39.6 percent of the vote based on 73 percent of the votes counted versus 31.6 percent for incumbent leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ Syriza, the official interior ministry tally showed.

Exit polls showed New Democracy winning between 155 and 167 seats in the 300 member parliament, taking advantage of an electoral system which gives bonus seats to the frontrunner.

Mr Tsipras took over from the conservatives in 2015 as Greece was at the peak of a financial crisis which had ravaged the country since 2010. Initially vowing to resist deeper austerity, he was forced into signing up to another bailout months after his election, a decision which went down badly with voters.

The handover will take place on Monday, after Mr Mitsotakis’s swearing in as new Prime Minister.

Sunday’s poll was the first national election since the country shook off close scrutiny by its European partners who loaned Greece billions in three bailouts.

Mr Tsipras signed up to the latest, in 2015, in return for debt relief.

Mr Mitsotakis, 51, assumed the helm of New Democracy in 2016. Although he is regarded as a liberal, his party also harbours members with more right-wing views.