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Party leaders meet for coalition push

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 00:31

May 11 - Greek socialist and conservative leaders meet for a final attempt at forming a coalition government. (Rough cut - no reporter narration).

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Greek Socialist PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos meets conservative New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras to try to form a government and avoid a repeat election. Sunday's election resulted in a hung parliament after fed-up voters punished both the socialists and the conservatives for backing a tough EU/IMF bailout by voting for smaller parties instead. But officials say the chances of clinching a coalition deal are slim. If the attempt fails, the Greek president will personally ask all political leaders to make one final effort before new elections are called.

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Party leaders meet for coalition push

Friday, May 11, 2012 - 00:31