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Alexis Tsipras sworn in as Greek PM

September 21, 2015, 20:37 UTC+3 ATHENS
Alexis Tsipras has received a mandate from Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos to form the country’s new government
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ATHENS, September 21. /TASS/. The leader of Greek Coalition of the Radical Left, SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras has took an oath in the Presidential Palace as the country’s prime minister on Monday.

The ceremony was attended by Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos.

Tsipras to form new Greek government under presidential mandate

The leader of Greek Coalition of the Radical Left, SYRIZA, Alexis Tsipras has received a mandate from Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos to form the country’s new government.

SYRIZA won 35.5% of votes and 145 seats in the next 300-member strong assembly, according to the final official results of Sunday’s early parliamentary elections. The party’s main competitor conservative New Democracy party garnered 28.1% and 75 seats.

The Radical Left Coalition will form the government with its former partner - the Independent Greeks right-wing party (ANEL), which secured 3.7% of votes and 10 seats. ANEL and SYRIZA will have 155 seats in sum, which composes the majority from 300 members.

Later on Monday Alexis Tsipras will take an oath in the Presidential Palace as the country’s prime minister.

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