Alexis Tsipras
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Greek election: Syriza 'to tear up EU austerity deal'

The leader of Greece's left-wing Syriza bloc has said he will try to form a coalition based on tearing up the terms of the EU/IMF bailout deal.

Alexis Tsipras, whose bloc came second in Sunday's vote, said Greek voters had "clearly nullified the loan agreement".

He has three days to reach a coalition deal and has told the two major parties to end their support for the austerity terms if they want to take part.

Zoe Conway reports.

  • 09 May 2012
Go to next video: World health charity targets Greece