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  1. Alexis Tsipras

    Tsipras to Call Snap Election for September

    He’s had a rough year. Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has announced his resignation and called for a second 2015 election — even though his Syriza party only won power in January. Syriza won over voters with promises of an end to austerity policies, but Tsipras wound up negotiating harsh cuts to Greece’s budget to avoid bankruptcy and allow the country to stay in the EU. The early elections will bring voters to the polls before the new policies take effect, which might allow Syriza to hold on to its edge. 

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