De Blasio calls to congratulate new Greek prime minister, hails victory for progressives 

January 30, 2015 12:24 PM

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De Blasio calls to congratulate new Greek prime minister, hails victory for progressives 

Alexis Tsipras won the election for Greece's prime minister while running an anti-austerity campaign and highlighting income inequality in the weakened country. De Blasio praised his election as a win for progressives around the world.

He's a man of the world — so Mayor de Blasio took it upon himself to pick up the phone and congratulate newly elected Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday.

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