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Greek Election Could Result in New, Big Coalition Govt

Outgoing Greek Prime Minister and the Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras, center, arrives at a gathering of his party members in Athens, on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Outgoing Greek Prime Minister and the Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras, center, arrives at a gathering of his party members in Athens, on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s outgoing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, is banking on his popularity to win a national election next month and strengthen his grip...




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