People stand outside a National Bank branch as they wait for it to open in Athens, Greece July 20, 2015. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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Then after rejecting one painful bailout deal, the radical left leader agreed to a new one with possibly just as harsh terms. It wouldn't be surprising to find Greeks calling for his head by now. Many Greeks like Tsipras' message of hope – even if his actions may be leading to a harder life.As Greece's economy tanked under his leadership, Tsipras' own popularity only grew.For it came after Tsipras pleaded with Greeks to reject European creditors' original bailout proposal, in a referendum called by the prime minister himself.Uncertainty also swirls around the future of Tsipras' Syriza party, which is now fractured among those who back Tsipras and the bailout deal and more radical elements which reject the pact outright.
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