As expected, the radical left party Syriza was the big winner of the Greek elections, coming only two seats short of an absolute majority in parliament. But it’s unclear if new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be able to effectively pursue his anti-austerity agenda and renegotiate the terms of the Greek bailout with creditors — and he will surely need to make a number of concessions to its coalition partners, the Independent Greeks, a right-wing anti-immigration party.
What does this victory mean for Greece and for the debt-ridden countries of southern Europe?
Read it over at CNN.com.
Read our article on austerity politics and clientelism in Greece and Portugal in the Journal of European Public Policy.