Greece’s Tsipras is no working class hero

June 17, 2012, Sunday/ 12:12:00

Alexis Tsipras, the radical Greek leftist who wants to cancel a bailout deal keeping the country afloat if he wins the election on Sunday, is no working-class hero.

Born into a comfortable middle-class family, Tsipras has a post-graduate degree in engineering but worked only briefly in construction before turning to full-time politics and being handed the SYRIZA party leadership.