C. Bastasin: A TRAGEDY OR A CATHARSIS
Syriza's landslide victory just prevented the radical-left party to gain an absolute majority of seats in the Hellenic Parliament. Alexis Tsipras, who will doubtless become the next prime minister waited no time before announcing a government coalition within the smaller party Independent Greeks. The junior party represent a right-leaning – opposite to Syriza in the traditional political spectrum - political formation sharing with Syriza mainly anti-euro and anti-establishment polemic overtones. Besides some moderation in Tsipras recent statements, his choice for a government partner seems to indicate that the visible hallmark of the new government will be a hard-nosed negotiating stance against the European interlocutors.