Dijsselbloem: Looking forward to a swift formation of a new greek government to continue the reform process

Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Dutch finance minister and president of the Eurogroup, speaks during a news conference following a meeting of European finance ministers in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday, March 9, 2015. Greece will resume talks with its creditors this week after euro-area finance ministers demanded urgent action to avert an impending cash crunch. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Jeroen Dijsselbloem

Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem congratulated Alexis Tsipras on his SYRIZA party victory during Greece’s legislative elections on Sunday evening.

“Looking forward to a swift formation of a new government with strong mandates to continue the reform process,” the Dutch finance minister wrote on his Twitter account.

He added that he is ready to work with Greece in its endeavours to carry out the necessary reforms.

Dijsselbloem, who was the head of the Eurogroup that negotiated a third bailout deal with Tsipras’s government, should know soon what this Greek government looks like, as Tsipras has three days to form a new government, beginning Monday.

It is likely that the Eurogroup President will deal with a similar government, given that Tsipras’ former coalition partner and ANEL leader Panos Kammenos received enough votes on Sunday for the two parties to form a coalition government again.