June 18th, 2012
04:18 AM ET

Greek right gets shot at forming government

Two elections, two interim prime ministers and 221 days since Greece last had an elected government, Greek President Karolas Papoulias will ask the leader of the center-right New Democracy party Monday to try to hammer out a coalition.

The pro-bailout New Democracy party claimed "a victory for all Europe" after topping Sunday's parliamentary elections, a vote seen as a referendum on the survival of the continent's common currency.

New Democracy's Antonis Samaras now finds himself facing a new round of coalition talks, six weeks after a previous election that failed to produce a government.

Sunday's results were substantially similar to the results of the vote in May, which left no party able to cobble together a working majority government.


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  1. dazzle ©

    @thanks for that hamsta, I hope you are enjoying your new phone.

    June 18, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Greek American

    Hey CNN! Why do you keep up the idiotic comment made from hamsterette's troll and I can't say daddy GWB or uncle Cheney and auntie Palin?

    June 18, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hamsta

    @ unamerican greek Because it's the undeniable truth.

    June 18, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Greek American

    So is Romney your new savior now?

    June 18, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Greek American

    It says "Greek right!" Right equals Repubs, your butt buddy party, not Socialism.

    June 18, 2012 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Hamsta

    @ umamerican greek The tea party didn't trespass, disturb the peace or loot. The tea party didn't disrupt commerce, intentionally cause traffic jams or riot. The tea party didn't commit armed robbery, arson or r@pe. The tea party didn't have drug possession or use, vandalize or assault police officers. That was all done by your criminal socialist friemds, the occupy movement. Imagine that, the citizens in Greece riot because socialism failed as it always does and citizens on America riot because they want socialism. Socialists never will be happy.

    June 18, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Greek American

    That's what I thought, now you have nothing to say. You know nothing of Greek politics or any other political system for that matter, other than the one you are brainwashed to follow. Stick to your propaganda blogging for the next election here and leave the intelligent voter topics off your agenda.

    June 18, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Hamsta

    No propoganda here, but you might want to check obama and his spin machine on that one.

    June 19, 2012 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
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