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Socialist party bids to lead Greece

  • Leaders of Greece’s socialist Pasok and conservative New Democracy (ND) parties are expected to meet in an attempt to form a unity government.

    Pasok leader Evangelos Venizelos is the third leader to try to form a coalition after Sunday’s election resulted in a hung parliament.

    Pasok and the ND previously governed the coalition but failed to woo voters after backing tough austerity measures. 

    Pasok came in third with just 41 seats in the 300-seat parliament.

    ND leader Antonis Samaras’ party won the most votes with 108 seats but on Monday failed to try and form a coalition.

    Pasok and ND have 149 seats between them, two short of a majority.