In decision to ally with Independent Greeks, Tsipras takes high risk option

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: SYRIZA

Greece's new prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, was sworn in on Monday after electing to form a government with right-wing Independent Greeks, raising further concern about whether the new administration will be able to negotiate successfully with Greece's lenders.

The swiftness with which the agreement between Tsipras and Independent Greeks leader Panos Kammenos was struck suggests that the groundwork had been done before the elections.

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