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A reasonable man who can discuss different ideas

Has Tsipras really moderated or is he just toning down his language to avoid scaring middle-of-the-road voters? Europe is watching.

Mr Tsipras, 40, leads the Syriza Party, which polls suggest is likely to control the next government after elections next Sunday. He has emerged as a more polished figure than he was in 2012, when he first rose to prominence.


ALEXIS Tsipras, the left-wing candidate who may well become prime minister of Greece next weekend, was taking questions from the public the other night on Twitter. Someone asked whether he would eliminate the country's hefty value-added taxes on basic necessities.

No, he...

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