The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Alexis Tsipras

    Greek PM Resigns, Calls Snap September Election

    Will he survive? After winning power in January with promises about ending austerity, Alexis Tsipras negotiated harsh budget cuts to avoid a Grexit but sparked rebellion among his own Syriza Party. Yesterday, he resigned and called for elections, leaving three days for opposition parties to try and form a government. This prompted 25 Syriza rebels to form their own party, Popular Unity, led by anti-bailout former energy minister Panagiotis Lafazanis. But the pending vote is raising fears about Greece’s political stability … and putting its financial lifeline at risk.

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