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Tsipras Wins Big Again in Greece as Voters Ignore Euro Showdown

  • Ballot was called after former government agreed to bailout
  • Syriza set to form same coalition as after January vote
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Syriza Returns with Stronger-Than-Expected Mandate

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Alexis Tsipras will return to power in Greece following another emphatic election victory, securing a new mandate after he yielded to the demands of European leaders for more austerity in the crisis-hit country.

The former prime minister’s Coalition of the Radical Left, or Syriza, received 35.5 percent of the vote, according to an official projection by the Interior Ministry based on more than half of votes counted. The center-right New Democracy, whose leader Evangelos Meimarakis conceded defeat, was expected to get 28 percent.