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'Not eating properly, not sleeping enough' - Greek pm mother speaks out.

ATyNA (CyHAN)- Mother of Greek PM Alexis Tsipras is very concerned with his health condition, as revealed in her interview to a local tabloid.

Aristi Tsipras, 73, complained that her son doesn't eat and sleep properly and rarely sees his family, as cited by the local Parapolitika weekly Saturday.

"He does not have much time to see his children", she reveals and adds "Alexis is lately not eating properly, not sleeping enough, but he has no other choice. He owes it to the people who trust him."

The mother of the Greek PM said she is depressed and hasn't slept for three days, "thinking about Alexis" herself.

According to her, Tsipras "carries on his back all the weight of the country".

As it was reported earlier, Alexis Tsipras lives in the modest working-class district of Kyspeli, Athens with his partner and two children in a beige-colored block of flats.

"His seven-story apartment block overlooks an empty lot full of rubbish and two abandoned cottages," describes a report by Greek news website, adding that "the walls of the streets where he lives are covered with graffiti scrawled with politically-tinged messages."

Tsipras' down-to-earth style was the key to the popularity of the man whose left-wing Syriza party won the January parliamentary elections and now leads the course of the country.

Alexis Tsipras, 40, was recently forced to accept painful reforms for Greece as a part of the latest debt restructuring deal. Late on Friday he reshuffled his cabinet, struggling with opposition to the controversial decision.

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis reproached Tsipras on Saturday for capitulation to international creditors:

"We were given a choice between being executed and capitulating. And he decided that capitulation was the ultimate strategy," Varoufakis told the BBC.

Varoufakis said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had to agree to new harsh austerity measures as he had no other choice. (Cihan/Sputnik)


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Date:Jul 19, 2015
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