December 29, 2014 / 6:43 PM / in 3 years

Greek opposition leader vows to protect Greek bank deposits

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras on Monday promised to protect bank deposits in the country if he came to power in next month’s election, in a bid to allay fears that his government would put the wealth of Greeks at risk.

Alexis Tsipras, opposition leader and head of radical leftist Syriza party, leaves the parliament building after the last round of a presidential vote in Athens December 29, 2014. REUTERS/Alkis konstantinidis

“A Syriza government and its allies will safeguard - without any footnotes or asterisks - the deposits of citizens at Greek banks, in cooperation with the European Central Bank and European partners,” Tsipras said in a speech.

“Let’s put an end to the horror stories.”

Greece’s parliament failed to elect a president in a final round of voting earlier on Monday, triggering the dissolution of parliament and early elections, which will be held on Jan. 25.

Reporting by Angeliki Koutantou

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