WAY OF LIFE: Alexis Tsipras has fought Greece's establishment since he led student protests during high school in the early 1990s. Now, he's rattling Europe and the world with a pledge to tear up his country's international bailout agreement.
ON HIS WAY: Opinion polls now put his Syriza party in a dead heat with the once powerful center-right New Democracy in June 17's election.
TSIPRAS'S STANCE: Tsipras wants to reverse the budget-cutting imposed as part of the bailout. But even Europeans who have railed against austerity are frightened by his far left positions, which could get Greece kicked out of the euro common currency.