Published On: Wed, Jun 20th, 2012

Greece forms new Government

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Leader of the New Democracy Party, Antonis Samaras, has been sworn in as the country’s new prime minister after his party won the election on Sunday.

A coalition government with the Socialists (Pasok) and the smaller leftist party, the Democratic Left was agreed.

Mr Samaras vowed his government would “do whatever it could to tackle an economic crisis that has shaken the eurozone.”

“Tomorrow I will ask for the new government to be formed – [we will] work hard so we can give hope to our people,” Mr Samaras said.

Immediate pressure is expected to greet the new coalition from a Greek public weary of five years of recession and increasingly resistant to the tough terms of Greece’s huge bailout from the EU and International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Source: BBC.co.uk

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