The new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is a bit of a worry for the European Union. The 40-year-old from the left-wing Syriza party wants debt relief instead of more austerity, an end to privitization of the Greek economy and the reinstatement of laid-off public sector workers.
The wish-list appeals to recession-weary Greek voters, but it's running into fierce opposition from European lenders who provided the Greek government with a 240-billion Euro bailout.
Alexis Tsipras's unconventional profile (he's atheist, with a partner instead of a wife) has provided plenty of fodder for political cartoonists who are employing imagery from things as disparate as Greek ruins to hammers and sickles to depict the new standoff between Greece and the European Union.
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Looks like Greece is going for broke...literally. pic.twitter.com/rG9UW4LT4N— Gary Clement (@garyjoelclement) January 27, 2015Credit: