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Greek president to hold coalition talks with party leaders

  • Greek President Karolos Papoulias is set to hold talks with leaders of the country’s three main parties in a final attempt at creating a coalition government and avoid fresh elections.

    Last Sunday’s elections saw voters support parties opposed to severe austerity measures.

    Since then, all three parties - the conservative New Democracy, the far-left Syriza and the socialist Pasok - have failed to form a unity government.

    If the president’s attempts fail, elections are likely to be held again next month.