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Syriza win makes keeping euro stable a Sisyphean task

The leaders of France and Italy, facing their own tussles with the forces of economic orthodoxy in Berlin and Brussels, will be urging Mr Tsipras (above) to undermine the purveyors of rigour. The result in the coming weeks will be a grand-scale proxy battle between creditors and debtors in the euro area."

ALEXIS Tsipras, likely to be Greece's next prime minister, will have to resolve the latest version of yet another "impossible trinity": relax the economic squeeze, accomplish full-scale debt rescheduling and stay in the euro. Satisfactorily achieving all three aims may be well-nigh unachievable