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Talks Fail, Greece to Hold New Elections

Caretaker government to be named tomorrow

(Newser) - Greece's post-electoral paralysis has been broken. The solution? New elections! Political leaders today announced that the ninth day of talks has failed to produce a deal. There was a sliver of hope going into the morning, as President Karolos Papoulias met with five political party leaders to propose a... More »

Clock Ticking, Greek Far Left Says No Coalition

Refusal means new elections, more uncertainty likely

(Newser) - Greek radical left leader Alexis Tsipras says he will not join or support a pro-bailout coalition government, saying he cannot agree to what he terms a mistake. His continued refusal makes new elections in the crisis-struck country more likely. Tsipras made the comments today after attending a meeting convened by... More »

Greece to Try Last-Ditch Effort to Form Government

President meets tomorrow with party leaders after all three fail

(Newser) - Don't look for Greece's political turmoil, and its effect on the world markets, to end anytime soon. Three parties have now tried and failed to form a government after last week's elections, and the president will meet with them tomorrow in a final effort to avoid a... More »

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