Evangelos Meimarakis, leader of the New Democracy Party of Greece: an accidental leader selling himself as a safe pair of hands. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

Syriza Leader: Alexis Tsipras In contrast to the general election he won eight months ago, a more sombre Alexis Tsipras is now leading into battle a w(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras during his interview for ERT state television. Photograph: Andrea Bonetti/AFP

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has said he takes “full responsibility” for signing an agreement he does not believe in and will stay in office t(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and leader of the centre-left  Potami party Stavros Theodorakis in Athens on Wednesday. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras came in for criticism at home as his government raced to finalise a package of reforms aimed at keeping Greece (...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras arrives to cast his ballot at a polling station in Athens on Sunday. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Casting his vote in Sunday’s referendum, Greece’s prime minister said that the Greek people were determined to “trump fear” and to carve a new path fo(...)

Alexis Tsipras, leader of the Syriza party, waves to supporters as he arrives at Athens University following his election victory in Athens, Greece, on Sunday, January 25th, 2015. Tsipras said that Greece’s era of bowing to international creditors is over, as he celebrated his party’s victory in Greek elections dominated by a public backlash against years of budget cuts. (Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg)

After five years of relentless belt- tightening, Greeks have said enough. It’s now up to the country’s euro-area peers to decide how to respond to the(...)