Greek PM to meet coalition partners on Monday over ERT crisis

ATHENS Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:07am EDT

1 of 4. Protesters hold a rally outside the Greek State broadcaster ERT headquarters at Agia Paraskevi in a northern suburb of Athens June 13, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/John Kolesidis

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will meet his coalition partners on Monday, his office said on Thursday, in a bid to find a way a out of a growing political crisis over the sudden closure of state broadcaster ERT.

The meeting - which Samaras's junior coalition partners had demanded along with a repeal of the decision to close ERT - will take place at 11 am ET, his office said.

Greek workers staged a nationwide strike on Thursday to protest the closure as backlash against the decision grows.

(Reporting by George Georgiopoulos; Writing by Karolina Tagaris, editing by Deepa Babington)

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