Last stand for Greece's Tsipras after vote drubbing

Last stand for Greece's Tsipras after vote drubbingForced into calling early elections next month after a poor showing in EU and local elections on Sunday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be making a last stand against the odds to stay in power. Tsipras has to drag his leftist Syriza party out of a ditch after a drubbing of over nine percentage points in the European polls, and a near-sweep in regional elections by the main opposition New Democracy conservatives. "Following the second round of local elections (on June 2), I will ask the president to immediately call national elections," a visibly disappointed Tsipras said in a televised address.

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