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Is Alexis Tsipras Greece’s Blair?

The Greek Prime Minister has moved his party and his politics to the centre

By David Patrikarakos  

"Renegotiation, renegotiation, renegotiation." © Panagakis George/ABACA/Press Association Images

Since the start of 2015, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has won two general elections, a national referendum and signed a new bailout deal packed with austerity. In so doing, he has managed to jettison the extreme left of his party and with it his own hard left politics. He has gone from being the eurozone’s bogeyman to Angela Merkel’s darling; from being a continental nuisance to a (slightly reluctant) partner. Much of it…

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