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5. Alexis Tsipras, President of Synaspismos
A self-described socialist, Tsipras has helped turn Marxist economics into something worthy of serious consideration and something that is even seen as cool. An economic illiterate who doesn’t seem to grasp that Greek membership of the euro is incompatible with more government spending, Tsipras has almost singlehandedly allowed for the reestablishment of a self-defeating political culture that caused many of Greece's current problems in the first place. He has even gone so far as to suggest that austerity could lead to war in Europe.
Memorable quote: "New tough austerity measures are insane and will lead us to bankruptcy and away from the euro zone."