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Greece has voted for a new politics, not just a new party

Syriza and Podemos espouse a new kind of consensus-based strategy for political change

By Yiannis Baboulias  

A member of the crowd waves a Syriza flag at Alexis Tsipras's first speech earlier this year. © Michael Debets/Pacific Press/ABACAPRESS.COM

Prior to the financial crisis of 2008, anyone familiar with the Greek nation and its politics would have been surprised by the events of Sunday night. Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras addressed a crowd of thousands who had gathered in central Athens to celebrate his party’s general election victory. The new Greek Prime Minister—state educated,…

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