Saturday July 4, 2020

Ready for a showdown

The new government may have reignited civic pride in a humiliated people, but the Greek leaders met with a frosty reception from the eurozone’s finance chief, who does not appear willing to renegotiate the country’s debts

1st February, 2015
Syriza party supporters celebrate as leader Alexis Tsipras speaks following victory in the elections in Athens last week. Photo Aris Mwssinis/Getty

Ask Greeks what they want in a leader, and they might say something like Veatriki Archimandriti, a public transportation worker. “Leaders have to fight for what is best for the country,” she said. “They have to know what they are talking about. They have to keep their promises. They have to be honest. And they have to be proud enough of this country that they won’t let it be humiliated.”...

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