Tsipras Survives for Now as Greek Rebels Try to Stop Rescue Plan

July 31, 2015 8:09 AM

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Tsipras Survives for Now as Greek Rebels Try to Stop Rescue Plan

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras staved off an immediate challenge to his premiership, though failure to appease his party’s hard-left fringe brought early elections into view.

After 12 hours of talks, the central committee of the anti-austerity Syriza party decided in the early hours of Friday to hold an emergency congress in September, in which Tsipras’ move to accept a strings-attached bailout from international creditors will be put to the vote. Leaders of the party’s ...

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