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Greek President to Meet Party Leaders on Unity Government

May 12, 2012

Greek President Karolos Papoulias will meet Sunday, May 13, at 12:00 Athens time with the leaders of all parties elected to the Greek parliament in May 6 general elections.

The president will first have discussions with the leaders of New Democracy, Syriza and the Pasok parties, who each have had mandates to form governments in the past week. He will then meet the leaders of the four other parties elected to parliament, Papoulias’s office said in an e-mailed statement today.

The meetings are aimed at forming a national unity government after the attempts by the three biggest parties failed. The Greek constitution requires that the president hold such meetings, the statement said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Paul Tugwell in Athens at ptugwell1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Dick Schumacher at dschumacher@bloomberg.net


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