Greece's Coalition of the Radical Left is an ideological grab-bag of democratic socialists, Eurocommunists, Greens, Maoists, Trotskyists and assorted populists, but in Alexis Tsipras it has a young charismatic leader.
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Alexis Tsipras in Italy, May 19, 2014.
Gwynne Dyer Published: Thursday, 01/22/2015 12:20 am EST Last Updated: Tuesday, 01/27/2015 7:14 pm EST
“I wouldn't like extreme forces to come to power. I would prefer if known faces show up,” said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, talking about Greece’s election.
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