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.FULL STORY