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Greek Socialist Leader: Progress in New Government Formation

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Greek Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos says progress is being made in the country’s third attempt to form a new coalition government, after the Radical Left and conservative New Democracy parties failed to do so this week. Venizelos, whose PASOK party came in a distant third in Sunday’s elections, said Thursday steps were made in his […]

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Greece Begins Third Attempt to Form a Government

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Greek Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos has begun a third and final attempt at forming a new government, after Radical Left leader Alexis Tsipras and the conservative New Democracy party failed to do so this week. Venizelos, whose PASOK party came in a distant third in Sunday’s elections, is thought unlikely to succeed, which would force […]

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Greece Begins Third Attempt to Form a Government

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Greek Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos has begun a third attempt at forming a new government, after Radical Left leader Alexis Tsipras and the conservative New Democracy party failed to do so this week. Venizelos, whose PASOK party came in a distant third in Sunday’s elections, is thought unlikely to succeed, which would force President Carolos […]

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2012 London Olympic Games Torch Lit in Greece

Posted May 10th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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The Olympic torch for this year’s London Games was lit Thursday in Greece, the birthplace of the ancient Olympics. Olympic officials say torchbearers will carry the flame on a seven day journey across Greece before it leaves for Britain on May 18. In Britain, the torch will be carried on a 70-day relay, covering nearly […]

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Greece Leftists Abandon Efforts to Form Government

Posted May 9th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Greek far left leader Alexis Tsipras has abandoned his efforts to form a new government after Sunday’s parliamentary elections ended in a deadlock. Tsipras said Wednesday he could not get enough support in parliament to make what he calls his dream of a left wing government come true. Tsipras called on the conservative and socialist […]

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Greece Leftist Party Holds Coalition Talks

Posted May 9th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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(new info in lead, grafs 2-3, new video)) The head of Greece’s radical left party, Syriza, is meeting leaders of the country’s mainstream parties in hopes of forming a coalition government. A coalition deal seems unlikely Wednesday, a day after Syriza party leader Alexis Tsipras called for the New Democracy and socialist PASOK parties to […]

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Greek Leftist Politician Calls for Rejection of Austerity Measures

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of Greece’s radical left party, Syriza, is calling for a rejection of all austerity measures imposed under an international loan deal, as he tries to form a new coalition government. Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday urged Greece’s two main party leaders to reverse their position on spending reductions linked to a multi-billion-dollar bailout that […]

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Greece’s Syriza Party Tries to Form Government

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Greece’s radical left party, Syriza, will try to form a unity government after mainstream conservatives failed to cobble together a coalition. The head of Greece’s conservative New Democracy party, Antonis Samaras, announced Monday he was unable to form a coalition government after rejections from several party leaders. The New Democracy party won the most votes […]

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Greek Coalition Talks End in Stalemate

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of Greece’s conservative party, Antonis Samaras, says he is unable to form a coalition government. Samaras, whose New Democracy party won the most votes in Sunday’s election, was given the first chance to form an administration by President Karolos Papoulias. But after holding talks Monday, Samaras failed to convince other parties to join […]

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Greek Conservatives Must Form Coalition Government

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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The head of Greece’s conservative party, Antonis Samaras, has begun talks to build a coalition government soon, as European leaders urge Athens to continue respecting the terms of a financial bailout. Greek voters on Sunday failed to hand an absolute majority to any party. But they appeared to favor parties that opposed austerity requirements imposed […]

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