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Greek debt solution 'a priority'

Greece's new prime minister says his government's top priorities are negotiating with creditors to resolve the country's debt problems and dealing with what he describes as a humanitarian crisis.

Speaking in the new government's first cabinet meeting, Alexis Tsipras said he was ready with a four-year fiscal plan that would balance the budget, when not accounting for costs of servicing debt.

But he said Greece would not meet a bailout requirement to produce surpluses.

The plan also aims to find "realistic proposals" on how to make Greece's huge rescue loans easier to manage.

Mr Tsipras's left-wing Syriza party won Sunday's election and teamed up with a small right-wing anti-bailout party to form a government. The move has raised concerns that Greece will clash with international creditors.

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