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Alexis Tsipras Sworn In As New Greek Prime Minister For Second Time

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| September 22 , 2015 , 08:02 IST
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday took his oath of office a day after being re-elected in a snap general election. [caption id="attachment_128654" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Alexis Tsipras swear in as new greece pm Leftwing leader Alexis Tsipras, left, takes a secular oath during a swearing in ceremony as prime minister, attended by President Prokopis Pavlopoulos at the presidential palace in Athens Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. Syriza's victory Sunday marks a personal triumph for Tsipras, who served as prime minister between January and August — a tumultuous period that saw Greece's future in the 19-country eurozone come under real threat and strict banking controls imposed. (Costas Baltas/InTime News via AP)[/caption] Tsipras took a civil oath "to uphold the constitution and laws" of the country, and is expected to name a coalition government by Wednesday to begin applying the terms of the tough EU bailout he signed onto in July. After being brought down by an anti-austerity revolt in his Syriza party, Tsipras yesterday comfortably won re-election by a margin of over seven percent over the runner-up, the conservative New Democracy party. ALSO READ: Greece Elections: Tsipras’ Syriza Party Wins; To Form Coalition Govt He will again partner up in government with the nationalist Independent Greeks party, his coalition allies in the previous government, but the two parties this time round will have a reduced parliamentary majority of 155 MPs in the 300-seat chamber to apply the reforms of the new bailout.