May 10th, 2012
08:58 AM ET

Greek Socialist leader gets chance to form government

The leader of the Socialist PASOK party in Greece is starting efforts to build a government, his party said Thursday, making him the third Greek politician since Sunday to make the attempt.

The PASOK party of Evangelos Venizelos came in third in parliamentary elections on Sunday, and his effort to hammer out a workable coalition comes after the heads of the parties that came in first and second admitted defeat.

He will have an uphill battle after voters angry about tough government budget cuts backed parties on the far left and right, punishing PASOK and New Democracy, the more moderate parties that made the cuts.

He has three days to cobble together a deal.


Filed under: Budget • Economy • European Union • Greece
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  1. gung hoe

    @greek and as hamsta put it unamerican.Hey your right about the nazis,do appreciate yalls helpAlso appreciate yalls help for getting your but kicked in afganistan.If yall had done it right and wiped the taliban off the face of the earth or at least not lost that war in such a decisif fashion and given them such a big head we might not have them atacking us all over gods green acres.Oh ya that cold war was just heaps of fun.Let me say Im sorry just when I served my country I was taught to dislike you and your kind your kind was our enemy

    May 11, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Guess who?

    Glad to see everyone's having a nice time catching up, seems to me the last time you talked to veteran/gung hoe you were all calling him every name in the book?? But what do I know!!

    May 12, 2012 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
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