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Greece votes in anti-austerity party

Alexis Tsipras has been sworn in as the new Greek prime minister. His anti-austerity Syriza party won yesterday’s vote. Tsipras has promised to renegotiate the repayment of Greek debt. "Greece leaves behind the austerity that ruined it, leaves behind the fear, leaves behind five years of humiliation, and Greece moves forward with optimism and hope and dignity," he said. Endy Zemenides, executive director of the Hellenic American Leadership Council joins us to discuss yesterday’s vote. PHOTO: Leader of Syriza left-wing party Alexis Tsipras speaks to his supporters outside Athens University Headquarters, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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