SYRIZA congress gives Tsipras benefit of doubt, more time to deliver

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo via @atsipras
Photo via @atsipras

Alexis Tsipras appeared to emerge strengthened, or at least free of any immediate challenge, from the four-day SYRIZA congress, which ended on Sunday night.

Undoubtedly, the most eye-catching confirmation of Tsipras’s dominance in the leftist party was his overwhelming re-election as leader. Of the 2,758 delegates that voted, 93.5 percent voted for Tsipras. There were just 176 blank ballots and another 34 s...

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