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Former Greek prime minister and leader of leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras address supporters after winning the general election on September 20, 2015 in Athens, Greece. (Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)
Former Greek prime minister and leader of leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras address supporters after winning the general election on September 20, 2015 in Athens, Greece. (Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)
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Alexis Tsipras' left-wing Syriza party battered opponents in a snap general election as Greeks gave the 41-year-old leader a second chance to deal with the country's staggering debt and carry out major reforms aimed at modernizing its government and economy.

Defying opinion polls, Tsipras comfortably beat the conservative New Democracy party to retain a coalition partnership with the small right-wing Independent Greeks.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with the BBC's Athens correspondent Richard Galpin on the situation in Greece.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

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This segment aired on September 21, 2015.

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