Photo Gallery: Provocation in Athens 01/30/2015
 Greek voters elected Alexis Tsipras, leader of the radical left opposition...
DPA

Greek voters elected Alexis Tsipras, leader of the radical left opposition party Syriza, as their new prime minister on Sunday. Greeks view him as a rebel seeking to free his country from German-imposed austerity, whereas the Germans view him as the anti-Merkel and Europe's nightmare. Tsipras and Merkel now constitute the two antipodes in a Europe in which there is a growing lack of mutual understanding.