Greece election: Alexis Tsipras is the clear winner but still needs coalition partner for Syriza

Expect Greece to be a complete vassal state now that Alexis has sealed victory.

 

The campaign was a cliffhanger, but Alexis Tsipras is celebrating a second election victory, won despite months of turbulence and a disastrous policy U-turn which saw him abandon his attempt to defy Brussels and instead sign up for another harsh Brussels bailout.

Despite a strong campaign by its new leader Vangelis Meimarakis, the conservative New Democracy party improved only slightly on its performance in January, and with 50 per cent of the vote counted, was trailing Mr Tsipras’s Syriza by 28 per cent to 35.5 per cent.

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