Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras returned to face a mutiny withinhis coalition after he surrendered to European demands for actionto qualify for up to 86 billion euros (US$95 billion) of aid Greeceneeds to stay in the euro.

Tsipras arrived back in Athens to confront lawmakers from hisSyriza-led bloc who rebelled this weekend when he sought theirendorsement for spending cuts, pensions savings, and tax increases.He met with his closest aides to chart the path ahead, as the Greekparliament faced a Wednesday deadline to pass into law key creditordemands including a value-added tax overhaul, broadening the taxbase to increase revenue and curbing pension costs.

With the threat of defections rippling through his bloc, Tsipraswill “have to change his administration and clear out hard-linersand radicals from his party,” as well as rely on opposition supportto pass the necessary measures, said Eurasia Group analysts MujtabaRahman and Federico Santi. “But it is a tough call to determine howTsipras will go about doing this.”

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