Far left splits from Tsipras as Greece heads to elections




 
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Far left splits from Tsipras as Greece heads to elections
 
August 21st, 2015  
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Far left splits from Tsipras as Greece heads to elections
By George Georgiopoulos and Renee Maltezou ATHENS (Reuters) - Rebels opposed to Greece's international bailout walked out of the leftist Syriza party on Friday, formalising a split after its leader Alexis Tsipras resigned as prime minister and paved the way for early elections. Greece's president gave the conservative opposition a chance to form a new government following Tsipras's resignation on Thursday, but the country appears almost certain to be heading for its third election in as many years next month. Tsipras is hoping to strengthen his hold on power in a snap election after seven months in office in which he fought Greece's creditors for a better bailout deal but had to cave in and accept more onerous terms.




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