Tsipras asks Greeks for outright majority in September vote

Alexis Tsipras, leader of the radical leftist Syriza party, gives a speech at the party's central committee in Athens, on August 29, 2015Greece’s ex-prime minister Alexis Tsipras called Sunday for voters in upcoming snap elections to give his radical left Syriza party a “strong mandate” to lead the crisis-hit nation. Tsipras, who rode to power in January on a wave of popular anger over austerity, is seeking re-election in September 20 polls to implement more painful reforms demanded under a new 86-billion-euro ($96-billion) international rescue package. “We are seeking a strong mandate, an absolute majority for the Syriza government” for the next four years, he said in an interview with Realnews.

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