• Head of radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras waves while leaving the party headquarters after his election victory, in Athens, Jan. 25, 2015.
  • Supporters of the head of radical leftist Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras, celebrate after their leader won the election in Athens, Jan. 25, 2015.
  • Head of radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras (right) meets with Panos Kammenos, leader of the Independent Greeks party, at Syriza party headquarters in Athens, Jan. 26, 2015.
  • Leader of right-wing, anti-bailout Independent Greeks party Panos Kammenos (center) leaves after a meeting with head of radical leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras (not pictured) at the Syriza headquarters in Athens, Jan. 26, 2015.
  • Chairs and electoral material are seen on the floor of the campaign kiosk of the socialist PASOK party in Athens, Jan. 26, 2015.
  • A trader reacts to activity on the German DAX Index board. European stock index futures fell early on Monday as Greece's Syriza party promised to roll back austerity measures after sweeping to victory in a snap election, Frankfurt stock exchange, Jan. 26, 2015.
  • Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece's Syriza left-wing main opposition, waves to his supporters after voting at a polling station in Athens, Jan. 25, 2015.

Anti-austerity Party Wins Greek Election

Published January 26, 2015

A radical leftist party and its 40-year-old anti-austerity leader have swept to power in Greece, outdistancing the conservative New Democracy party led by outgoing Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.


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