Victory in Defeat? Alexis Tsipras Has Shown Greeks He Can Save Them

He'll have to implement tougher savings measures than any of his predecessors, despite his fight to end them. But Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras could still come out of the euro crisis as the victor, leading his country for years to come.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras: "I assume responsibility for all mistakes I may have made."

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras: "I assume responsibility for all mistakes I may have made."

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Demonstrators protest against new austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma Square on Wednesday.

Demonstrators protest against new austerity measures in Athens' Syntagma Square on Wednesday.

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Greeces Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers a speech in parliament: The euro crisis sparked his meteoric political rise in Athens.

Greeces Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras delivers a speech in parliament: The euro crisis sparked his meteoric political rise in Athens.

Foto: Thanassis Stavrakis/ AP