Greeks Have High Hopes for New Leftist Government

January 28, 2015 10:44 AM

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The new Greek government said January 28 it would freeze the planned sale of a stake in Greece's biggest utility, continuing a block on privatizations agreed with international lenders after halting a sale of the port of Piraeus a day earlier.

The move signals that the left-wing government of Alexis Tsipras aims to stick to election pledges despite warning shots from the euro zone and financial markets.

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