The International Monetary Fund groups 188 countries; its aim is to secure financial stability.
One of the organization's stated objectives is making financial resources available to member countries to meet balance of payments needs. The IMF therefor plays an important role in solving the crises of countries threatened by bancruptcy. Its headquarters are in Washington, D.C., United States.
Greece's outgoing prime minister has conceded defeat to the left-wing Syriza party. Syriza's Alexis Tsipras has vowed to renegotiate the country's international bailout, calling for an end to "austerity and humiliation."