Thursday, May 17, 2012

Likely Next Greek PM Lashes Out at Austerity


Alexis Tsipras, leader of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), which is expected to win new elections in Greece, described austerity as a "disease" that is destroying Greece and spreading to the rest of Europe.

He also called on Germany's chancellor to stop "playing poker with the lives of people." Read more.

A senior judge, Panagiotis Pikramenos, has been sworn in as Greece's caretaker prime minister to lead Greece until new elections on June 17.