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Greece Appoints Caretaker PM, Sets Date for New Elections

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Greece has sworn in a senior judge as the country’s new caretaker prime minister. Council of State head Panagiotis Pikrammenos was appointed Wednesday after major political parties failed to form a coalition government following several attempts to broker a deal. The 67-year-old Mr. Pikrammenos will be tasked with organizing the country’s repeat elections scheduled for […]

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Greece Appoints Caretaker PM, Sets Date for New Elections

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Greece has sworn in a senior judge as the country’s new caretaker prime minister. Council of State head Panagiotis Pikrammenos was appointed Wednesday after major political parties failed to form a coalition government following several attempts to broker a deal. The 67-year-old Mr. Pikrammenos will be tasked with organizing the country’s repeat elections scheduled for […]

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Greece to Hold Repeat Elections June 17

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Greece has set June 17 as the date for the country’s repeat elections, after major political parties failed to form a coalition government on Tuesday following several attempts to broker a deal. The date was announced Wednesday after Greek President Karolos Papoulias met with party leaders to create a caretaker government. State television announced that […]

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Greece to Hold Repeat Elections June 17

Posted May 16th, 2012 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Greece has set June 17 as the date for the country’s repeat elections, after major political parties failed to form a coalition government on Tuesday following several attempts to broker a deal. The date was announced Wednesday after Greek President Karolos Papoulias met with party leaders to create a caretaker government. State television announced that […]

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Greek Talks Fail, Prompting a New Election

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Talks aimed at resolving the political crisis hanging over debt-plagued Greece have fallen apart. A statement Tuesday from the office of Greek President Karolos Papoulias declared the talks a failure. And Socialist PASOK party leader Evangelos Venizelos says the country will now have to hold fresh elections. That vote could be held next month. Political […]

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Greek Talks Fail, Back to the Polls for Voters

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Talks aimed at resolving the political crisis hanging over debt-plagued Greece have fallen apart. A statement Tuesday from the office of Greek President Karolos Papoulias declared the talks a failure. And Socialist PASOK party leader Evangelos Venizelos says the country will now have to hold fresh elections. That vote could be held next month. Political […]

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Greek Political Leaders to Discuss Technocrat Government

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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Greek political leaders are holding another round of talks Tuesday aimed at resolving a political crisis that could force the debt-plagued nation out of the eurozone. President Karolos Papoulias is asking leaders to form a technocratic government run by distinguished experts and academics, instead of politicians and bureaucrats. But the leader of the moderate Democratic […]

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Greek President Wants Technocracy

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 8:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Greek President Karolos Papoulias is asking party leaders to form a technocracy — a government run by experts and academics instead of politicians and bureaucrats. Greek political leaders have been struggling to put together a coalition government since last week’s parliamentary elections resulted in a deadlock. None of the three top parties won enough seats […]

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EU Warns Greece to Follow Bailout Terms, Coalition Talks Continue

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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European Union officials say they hope Greece will remain part of the eurozone but that it must live up to its commitments. European Commission spokeswoman Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen made the comments Monday, as Greek President Karolos Papoulias called party leaders back for a final round of talks on forming a coalition government, after talks on […]

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Greek Coalition Talks Continue

Posted May 14th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Greek party leaders are to resume talks to form a coalition government Monday, hoping to avoid new parliamentary elections. Greek President Karolos Papoulias has called the party leaders back for more negotiations after Sunday’s talks failed. The leader of a the radical left Syriza party, which finished second in last week’s parliamentary elections, has refused […]

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