According to Evangelos Venizelos, leader of the Socialist Pasok party, Greece is set to go to the polls again after a day of coalition talks failed to produce an agreement on a new government.
This Tuesday morning the final talks broke up without a deal. During the last elections on May 6, the majority of Greek voters supported parties that opposed the austerity plans demanded by the EU and IMF in return for two bailouts.
The Greek president Karolos Papoulias will meet all political leaders at 13:00 local time (10:00 GMT) on Wednesday to set an interim government until the new vote.
It is expected that the new elections take place on June 10 or 17. “Unfortunately, the country is heading again toward elections,” said Venizelos told reporters. (AV)