Tsipras Sworn In as Greek Prime Minister

Southeast Europe | January 26, 2015, Monday // 16:21|  views

Alexis Tsipras, opposition leader and head of radical leftist Syriza party, greets supporters after the initial election results for the Greece general elections in Athens, Greece, 25 January 2015. Photo by EPA/BGNES

SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras has been sworn in as Greece’s next prime minister by President Karolos Papoulias.

The 40-year-old leader of SYRIZA became Greece’s youngest prime minister since 1865.

Tsipras only took a political oath and refused to be sworn in by the head of Greece’s Orthodox Church, Archbishop Ieronymos.

He swore to serve the Greek people and uphold the Constitution at a ceremony at the Greek presidential palace, according to reports of The Guardian.

The inauguration of the new government will take place on Tuesday.

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