Nikos Vlastaris, 70 years old and retired from the merchant marine, loves the new government. He has joined thousands of other Greeks in rallies outside parliament supporting the new prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, who leads the leftist, anti-austerity Syriza party.
Vlastaris had voted for Syriza’s governing coalition partner, the nationalist, right-wing Independent Greeks. But he liked Tsipras, whom he considered tough and proud to be Greek. “I hope he doesn’t bend,” Vlastaris said. “I hope he...
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