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In Greece, ex-premier's Syriza party wins election

In Greece, ex-premier's Syriza party wins election

Despite a spectacular U-turn on austerity, former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras scored a victory at the polls in Greece on Sunday, with his left-wing Syriza party once again set to capture the most seats in Parliament.

But it fell short of a majority in the 300-seat body, meaning that it will have to govern in a coalition whose looming challenge will be to implement the harsh cuts and difficult reforms demanded by Greece’s latest international bailout.

With 99.4% of the votes counted, Syriza was winning nearly 35.5%, ahead of conservative opposition party New Democracy, which garnered 28%. To the consternation of many, the third highest vote-getter, at just under 7%, was...