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Greek president to appoint interim government

  • Greek President Karolos Papoulias is due to meet party leaders to set up an interim government ahead of next month's fresh elections.

    A final bid to form a coalition government failed on Tuesday, increasing concerns over Greece’s eurozone future.

    The decision to continue with austerity measures required by an international bailout agreement has been at a deadlock since the May 6 election.

    New elections to are expected to take place on June 10 or 17.

    EU officials fear the country will choose an anti-bailout government, which could speed up Greece’s exit from the euro.

     

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