Greek voters are done with outsider demands for austerity. Here’s what’s next

January 27, 2015 8:35 AM

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Greek voters have had their say, and Europe must now manage the fallout. In coming months, decisions made in Athens, Brussels, and Berlin will determine whether the euro zone slides back into full-blown crisis or if shared investment in a common European future can force compromise. Greece still needs cash. Germany and the so-called Troika–the European Central Bank, the European Commission, and the International Monetary Fund–want to ensure that money loaned to Greece is invested in a sustainable future for that country and its economy.

Sunday’s election delivered a clear message: Greeks have had enough of demands from outsiders, especially Germany, for more austerity and painful reforms. They decisively rejected establishment parties to elect Syriza, a Euroskeptic party of the far left, to form a new government. (How angry are Gre...

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