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Athens (AFP) - 22:49 GMT - Open-necked shirts - An engineer by training, Tsipras was born in an Athens suburb in July 1974, a fateful year for Greece. It marked the collapse of a seven-year army dictatorship that mercilessly persecuted leftists and Communists, and culminated in a bloody crackdown against a student uprising.
Anti-austerity party Syriza won a historic victory in Greece's election Sunday, partial results showed, setting up a confrontation with the EU over its plans to renegotiate the country's massive bailout. The left-wing party took over 36 percent of the vote compared to 28 percent for the conservative New Democracy party of incumbent Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, with more than half of ballots counted. Syriza are almost certain to become the first anti-austerity party in power in Europe and its leader Alexis Tsipras, 40, would be Greece's youngest prime minister in 150 years. He vowed to renegotiate the terms of Greece's 240-billion-euro ($269 billion) bailout with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.