Brash new government holds Greeks in thrall

February 3, 2015 10:00 PM

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ATHENS (Reuters) – Barely a week in power, Greece’s new leftwing government is winning over an increasingly enthusiastic domestic audience by moving boldly on populist campaign pledges at home even as it strikes a more moderate note abroad.

While selling a message of reassurance on a diplomatic charm offensive in Europe, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has surged to a 68 percent approval rating at home by taking a radical line to show that the old, unreliable world of Greek politics as usual is out — both symbolically and otherwise.

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