Greeks forgive Tsipras — and his bailout plan

September 20, 2015 10:53 PM

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Greeks forgive Tsipras — and his bailout plan

ATHENS — European leaders can breathe a sigh of relief after Greek voters returned Alexis Tsipras to power in a stronger-than-expected victory that will be read as a popular endorsement of the country’s latest bailout deal.

Preliminary results late Sunday showed Tsipras’ leftist Syriza party with 36 percent of the vote, well ahead of New Democracy, its center-right rival, which garnered about 28 percent.

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