Evangelos Venizelos

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New Greek PM Signed In

Antonis Samaras sworn in after deal reached to form government

(Newser) - New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras was sworn in as Greece's new prime minister today, after his conservative party reached a deal to form a coalition government with the liberal Pasok and Democratic Left parties, CNN reports. "We trust that with God's help we will do all we... More »

Greeks Close In on Deal, But Germany May Not Like It

Parties intent on renegotiating bailout

(Newser) - The leaders of Greece's political parties emerged from meetings today saying they were determined to form a government—though from the sound of things, that may be a government at odds with Germany. The conservative New Democracy party is hoping to form a unity government with Socialist Pasok and... More »

Greece Names New Cabinet

Evangelos Venizelos keeps finance minister post

(Newser) - Greece's new cabinet has been named, with Evangelos Venizelos retaining the key position of finance minister. The new coalition government, formed today, includes ministers from the country's two main parties—the Socialists who have governed for the past two years, and the conservatives—along with some from a... More »

Greek PM Scrambling to Form Coalition

That may require his resignation soon

(Newser) - Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has been busy shuttling around all day in a bid to put together a coalition government—so it can ratify the nation's European bailout and ease world markets—but the results so far are just more "political uncertainty," according to the New ... More »

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