Greece’s voters return Alexis Tsipras to power

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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) 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)

In Greece, voters have decided to put the leftist Syriza party back in power.

The party and its leader Alexis Tsipras won with a vote count of 35 percent, which is just short of an overall majority victory at the polls. Tsipras is to be sworn in as prime minister.

Greece’s Conservative New Democracy got 28 percent. CCTV America’s Filio Kontrafouri filed this report from Athens.

Greek voters return Alexis Tsipras to power

Greek voters return Alexis Tsipras to power

Leftist Syriza is back to power after winning a thumping victory at the polls. Its leader Alexis Tsipras is to be sworn in as prime minister. He won 35 percent in Sunday's Greek national election. Conservative New Democracy got 28 percent. A coalition deal with his former partner, the nationalist Independent Greeks party, gives him a mandate to drive through unpopular reforms agreed under an austerity deal struck with international creditors. But it will not be an easy ride. CCTV America's Filio Kontrafouri filed this report from Athens.