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15 August 2015

Greek Prime Minister AlexisTsipras remains hugely popular for standing up to Germany

A hardline faction in his party effectively gave notice it might break away, raising the prospect of Tsipras having to build a new, possibly unstable, coalition. Nonetheless, Tsipras defended his abandonment of election promises he made to austerity: "I do not regret my decision to compromise," he told the parliament in Athens. "We undertook the responsibility to stay alive over choosing suicide."

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/14/us-eurozone-greece-idUSKCN0QJ1PR20150814