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Tsipras phoned New Democracy oakley sunglasses cheap for women online outlet 1684 leader Antonis Samaras Sunday night to congratulate him on his victory and vowed that his party would remain outside the government. "We will be present in these developments from the position of the main opposition," he said in a speech to cheering party supporters in Athens. Samaras cast Sunday's choice as one between keeping the euro and returning to Greece's old currency, the drachma. He has vowed to renegotiate some of the bailout's harsher terms but insists the top priority is for the country to remain in Europe's joint currency. "The Greek people today voted for Greece to remain on its European path and in the eurozone," Samaras said. Tsipras, who had tapped into a vein of deep anger over the plunging living standards faced by many Greeks, had wanted to rip up Greece's bailout deals and roll back many of the new taxes and job and pension cuts imposed in the last two years. Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble oakley sunglasses cheapest for men 2012 hot sale 1685 called New Democracy's victory a decision to "forge ahead" with implementing far-reaching reforms. Germany's foreign minister said it was important for Greece to stick to its agreements with creditors, but held out the prospect that Athens might be given more time to comply with them. Germany – Europe's biggest economy – has been a major contributor to Greece's two multibillion-euro rescue packages and a key advocate of demanding tough, and highly unpopular, austerity and reform measures in exchange. How much tolerance Greece's international lenders will show will be key to future developments, Koehring said. "The New Democracy party has already said they want to renegotiate the bailout. The big question is how much cooperation can they expect from the EU and the IMF?" he asked. "We think they will probably be able to extend the terms." Greece has been dependent on rescue loans to operate since May 2010, after it was locked out of international markets following years of profligate spending and falsifying financial data. The country is mired in a fifth year of recession, with oakley sunglasses fashion online 1686 unemployment spiraling above 22 percent and tens of thousands of businesses shutting down.