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Greek PM Alexis Tsipras Not Backing Down On Dismantling Austerity Measures

The newly formed government of the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras take the civil oath in the presence of the Greek President K
The newly formed government of the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras take the civil oath in the presence of the Greek President Karolos Papoulias, at the presidental palace in Athens, on January 27, 2015. Greece named radical left-wing economist Yanis Varoufakis its new finance minister giving him the mammoth task of leading negotiations with international creditors over the country's bailout. AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Greece’s prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has lined up a formidable coterie of academics, human rights advocates, mavericks and visionaries to participate in Europe’s first anti-austerity government.

Displaying few signs of backing down from pledges to dismantle punitive belt-tightening measures at the heart of the debt-choked country’s international rescue programme, the leftwing radical put together a 40-strong cabinet clearly aimed at challenging Athens’ creditors.

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