Greek PM bolsters grip on party in congress vote

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has shrugged off criticism that he abandoned Syriza's radical left-wing principles when he signed Greece up for a multi-billion EU austerity bailoutGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was reconfirmed as leader of his leftist Syriza party on Sunday, boosting his approval rates amongst grassroots members in the process. Tsipras renewed his tenure with 93.54 percent of the vote among over 2,700 electors at a party congress, Syriza said. Tsipras has shrugged off criticism that he abandoned Syriza’s radical left-wing principles when he signed Greece up for a multi-billion EU austerity bailout last year.

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