Syriza Rides Anti-Austerity Wave to Landslide Victory in Greece

January 25, 2015 6:55 PM

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Alexis Tsipras’s Syriza brushed aside Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’s party to record a landslide victory in Greece’s elections, after riding a public backlash against years of budget cuts demanded by international creditors, exit polls showed.

Tsipras’s Coalition of the Radical Left, known by its Greek acronym, took between 36 percent and 38 percent compared with 26 percent to 28 percent for Samaras’s New Democracy in Sunday’s election, according to an exit poll on state-run Nerit TV showed. To Potami, formed less than a year ago and a po...

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