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Radical Left triumphs in Greece

A radical Left-wing party vowing to end Greece’s painful austerity programme won a historic victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, setting up a showdown with the country’s international creditors that could shake the eurozone.

Alexis Tsipras, leader of the communist-rooted Syriza Party, immediately promised to end the “five years of humiliation and pain” that Greece had endured since an international bailout saved it from bankruptcy in 2010.

“The verdict of the Greek people ends, beyond any doubt, the vicious circle of austerity in our country,” Mr. Tsipras told a crowd of rapturous supporters. — AP

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