The last time Alexis Tsipras came this close to power, you could almost smell the panic.
The leftist firebrand emerged from nowhere to come within a hair’s breadth of unseating Greece’s two mainstream parties in national elections three years ago by repudiating Athens’ €172bn EU-led bailout. Without the rescue funding, Greece would have defaulted on its national debt. A bank run was accelerating. An implosion of the eurozone and global economic catastrophe loomed. Leggi il resto sul sito del Financial Times.