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Tsipras Stuck Between German Rock and Greek Left Hard Place

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Complete Capitulation by Tsipras Needed for Deal: Moec

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Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is faced with the ultimate dilemma: accept German-advocated austerity measures opposed by hardliners in his own party or take his country out of the euro.

While Sunday’s referendum delivered a strong rebuke from Greek voters to the austerity demands, it also put pressure on Tsipras to strike a deal after many people cast their vote as a desire to stay in the euro on better terms. For some hardline members of his Coalition of the Radical Left or Syriza party, however, the vote was a firm sign of rejection of euro membership at all costs.