1. Warnings

    Leader: Greece Must Stay in Euro

    The head of Greece's Syriza party, the second-largest after the May 6, 2012 election, Alexis Tsipras, gives a press conference in Athens on May 6, 2012 after the first results of the Greek general elections. According to exit polls, Syriza leapfrogged the socialist Pasok party to become Greece's second-largest party with 15.5-17.0 percent of the vote, more than triple the 4.6 percent scored at the last elections in 2009.  And the two main parties suffered heavy losses, with the conservative New Democracy and the left-wing Pasok getting just 32.0 to 34.5 percent between them, down from 77.4 percent at the last polls in 2009.  AFP PHOTO / STR        (Photo credit should read -/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Alexis Tsipras, the head of Greece’s Radical Left Coalition, said Thursday that Greece must stay in the euro and that an exit would cause problems for both his country and the whole of Europe. Tsipras, who is struggling to put together a coalition to lead Greece, also argued that the austerity measures put in place by international creditors are far too intense and will eventually destroy the euro if they are not revised. He also warned that stopping European financial assistance to Greece would damage social cohesion in Europe.

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