Tsipras Names Austerity Critic as Greek Finance Chief
Photogallery Greece’s Tsipras Takes Control
Anti-austerity Leftists Winning Greek Election
January 27, 2015 8:30 AM
An economist who has been an outspoken critic of Greece’s bailout deal with international lenders was named Tuesday as the country’s finance minister in the new leftist government.
Anti-austerity Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras picked Yanis Varoufakis for the key economic portfolio as he named other political supporters to his Cabinet after his Syriza party swept to victory in Sunday’s election.