Greek leftists won't run deficits, policymaker says

John Milios, Chief Economist for the opposition Syriza Party’s Economic Policy Committee, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Piraeus on Saturday, Dec. 27 2014. A leftist Greek government will not run deficits, but will pursue fiscal consolidation, the main opposition party’s chief economy policymaker says. Speaking two days before a crucial parliamentary vote for Greek President will determine whether the country will go to early elections in January or February, Milios appeared certain Greece is headed for early elections that will result in a stable Syriza majority. Milios also said Syriza will not attempt to bring incomes back to pre-crisis levels but will begin by helping the neediest. He was also adamant that the best course for Greece is to remain in the euro zone. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A leftist Greek government won’t run deficits, but will pursue fiscal consolidation, the main opposition party’s chief economy policymaker said Saturday.

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