The Greece That Can Say 'No!': Alexis Tsipras May Hold the Fate of the Euro in His Grip

Eirini Vourloumis FOR TIME

Greek Politician Alexis Tsipras, on the rooftop of Syriza Party Headquarters.

A framed photograph of Che Guevara exhaling a cloud of cigar smoke hangs in Alexis Tsipras' modest office in central Athens. It's an easy symbol for those in Europe who see the leftist Greek politician as a dangerous ideologue threatening to drag his country out of the euro and bring drachmageddon not only to Greece but to the European Union. The demonization bemuses Tsipras, 37, a calm civil engineer who says he's merely a realist. "Greece has been a European and international experiment, and the Greek people have been the guinea pigs," Tsipras tells TIME. "In the past two years, we...

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