May 14th, 2012
02:52 PM ET

Greek government talks fail; new meeting planned

The latest efforts to form a unity government in Greece failed Monday, putting the country even closer to a disastrous eurozone exit, but the president called for another meeting Tuesday to seek a solution.

Talks between Greek President Karolos Papoulias and the leaders of three main parties broke up Monday night without a resolution, the president's office said.

Afterward, Papoulias called a meeting for Tuesday to discuss the possibility of a government of technocrats with some sort of support from political parties, according to the leader of the PASOK party, which was at the talks Monday night.

PASOK leader Evengelos Venizelos said "we have no choice" but to support the idea of a technocracy and that all parties should support it.

Papoulias had invited the leaders of the New Democracy, PASOK, Syriza, and Democratic Left parties to Monday night's meeting. Syriza was the only one not to go; the party's leader, Alexis Tsipras, said he wanted to talk with all parties or just the president on his own, and not with a selective group.

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  1. Cesar The Chorizo Champ Of Chihuahua

    A plan for more gyros.

    May 14, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    A bit more serious than that,I would say @Cesar. This European affair spells trouble for us too.
    Where have you been?

    May 14, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vacationer

      The Greek electorate's resounding rejection of German-imposed austerity and selecting another California-type socialist is a loud and clear signal they will fail. Their failure, my friends, is your opportunity. Monthlong beach holidays for pennies, with plenty of Ouzo and vino flowing and fish on the bar b que.

      May 14, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. hamsta

    thats exactly where socialism will get you. its only a problem for america if america cant learn socialism does not work. otherwise its our chance to once again show the world capitalism works and america is the lone superpower.

    May 14, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thaddeus

      Capitalism is out! It works for mean old caucasions who keep their money and refuse to share. Socialism is in! Obama cares about the common man, and if the wealthy will not learn social justice, Obama will tax them to pay their fair share and make it happen!

      Your superpower talk reveals you as a warmongerer. Stop spending on military and start spending on Americans!

      May 14, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jj

      if obomba gets reelected he will continue to take us down this very same road.... "Forward"he says and I agree with Romney "forward off a cliff."

      May 14, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • mickey1313

      Is not socialism, it is companies not paying taxes, something America does need to learn

      May 14, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mickey1313

    if obama was socialist, he wouldn't have billed out the banks. He, like every potus in the past 100 years is A super capitalist.

    May 14, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. mickey1313

    and if he were socialist, he would have done single payer healthcare not pay the private companies there super high rates. Capitalism/ corpoatism is out socialism, true un croupt socialism is or only salvation.

    May 14, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. dazzle ©

    The United States is a capitalist nation. Of course there is corruption within the banks that seem to run this country. If you are of the opinion that Socialism is best, move to Cuba. There is no reason that the government of the US needs to take care of its people outside of what you already paid into the system. Eg) Unemployment tax, Social Security etc...France is going to learn the lesson that hard way with Hollande being elected.

    May 14, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. hamsta

    Thats exactly where socialism will get you. i have been telling everyone here that for six solid months. i have been telling everyone to watch greece closely because your president does everything greece does.

    May 14, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. hamsta

    @ unamerican greek what i do know is socialism has never in history worked. it has failed everyone who has tried their hand at it since egypt. greece was the most recent to put the round peg in the square hole. now france and obama want to follow. socialism did this to greece. now you can sit back and watch the socialist parasites suck the life blood from your home country. BY THE WAY IF YOU WANT TO USE AMERICA IN YOUR USER NAME THEN NOTHING ELSE SHALL BE PUT BEFORE THAT DESIGNATION. to do so is an insult equivalent to flying another flag above the american flag. learn some respect or go rot with the socialist parasites in greece.

    May 14, 2012 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    @ hamsta, how were appointed that position? You know, the one where YOU get to determine who picks what for their username and what order they put it in! Gosh i hate rats but i dont give you a hard time about your name for cryin out loud. Just stop it!

    May 14, 2012 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    @ hamsta, not to mention you @^d someone whos not even posted on this thread. Be nice, it aint so hard. You tried it the other day, it didnt hurt much did it? Lol :)

    May 14, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. hamsta

    @ chrissy dont know whether its his unamerican style of putting greece first in his name or the fact that he still to this day cant see the problem with socialism but he must have offended someone other than myself.

    May 15, 2012 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  12. hamsta

    because his post was deleted.

    May 15, 2012 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    @ hamsta, i KNOW you know there is a certain individual on these blogs that will hit that abuse button any time someone has the audacity to disagree with his rantings. If you dont, trust me one day you will cuz it will happen to you also. And most of your

    May 15, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    @ hamsta cont: make sense, sometimes the way you say them is offensive. Please dont turn into that other character tho, cuz ppl will tune you out whether youre making sense or not. Wouldnt it make more sense to get your point across and have ppl LISTEN?

    May 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Theres an old saying *you catch more flies with honey, than you do with vinegar.* This is one of those cases where it might pay to be the sweet guy you can be than the jerk ppl expect you to be ok?

    May 15, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |