Greece enters 2nd day of power-sharing talks

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Greece's conservative leader will hold a second day of talks with rival party leaders in an attempt to form a coalition government, after the debt-crippled country's second inconclusive election in six weeks.

Antonis Samaras' New Democracy party won 129 of Parliament's 300 seats on Sunday, not enough to govern alone. He is seeking an
alliance with the third-placed Socialists and the smaller Democratic Left party.

Both conservatives and Socialists have pledged to respect the
commitments for further austerity and reforms that Greece undertook
as conditions for two massive international bailouts. The Democratic Left is anti-austerity in principle, but wavering.

The second-placed, anti-bailout Syriza radical left party has
refused to join in a coalition.

Samaras' mandate to form a government expires on Wednesday.

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