Greek anti-austerity coalition takes power after bombshell vote


ATHENS: Alexis Tsipras was sworn in as Greece’s youngest prime minister in 150 years on Monday (Tuesday in Manila) and was set to lead an anti-austerity coalition after a stunning election win that sent shockwaves through Europe. Tsipras’s decisive victory in Sunday’s (Monday in Manila) vote set the country on a collision course with international creditors over plans to renegotiate its massive bailout deal. His radical leftwing Syriza took 149 out of the 300 seats in parliament, becoming the first party to take power in Europe that openly rejects spending cuts and austerity measures.



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