Alexis Tsipras celebrates win with vow to end Greece’s “pain”

Far-left Syriza party leader, Prime minister-elect Alexis Tsipras vowed Sunday night to end Greece's "five years of humiliation and pain" after his election victory. Tsipras is set to have 149 seats, just short of an absolute majority, in the new Greek parliament, and lead the revolt against German-led monetary othodoxy as the condition for a massive loan, which he also pledged to renegotiate. As outgoing New Democracy prime minister Antonis Samaras phoned to congratulate him Sunday night, there were fears in Brussels about Greece’s future in the euro.

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