Greece's Tsipras proves himself a canny gambler

Leader of the Greek radical-left Syriza party Alexis Tsipras waves to supporters as he arrives at the main party's election headquarters in central Athens on September 20, 2015Greece’s radical leader Alexis Tsipras pulled off the biggest gamble of his already dramatic political career as he romped to victory in a snap election Sunday. Many had thought Tsipras’ U-turn in signing a painful austerity deal with the debt-ridden country’s creditors days after he had called a referendum to reject it, would cost him dear.

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