Weary Greeks brace for more economic pain after Tsipras win

Greece's Syriza leader and newly elected Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (L) is congratulated by President Prokopis Pavlopoulos after the oath-taking ceremony, in Athens on September 21, 2015Weary Greece braced for more painful austerity Monday as Alexis Tsipras was sworn in as prime minister with a mandate to drive through unpopular reforms agreed with the nation’s international creditors. As a torrential downpour swept Athens, Tsipras took his second oath of office in eight months and got ready to unveil a cabinet which will have to apply tough economic reforms he signed onto in July. Earlier he told President Prokopis Pavlopoulos that a coalition government with the nationalist Independent Greeks (ANEL) party — his allies in the last cabinet — would be sworn in by Wednesday morning.

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