An agreement was reached between three parties, conservatives, socialists and a small leftist party, for a two-year interim government charged with implementing the austerity program "criminal" in Greece, said Sunday the leader of the left radical.
"Three parties have agreed on a plan to a government two years to implement the agreement on the loan (rescue of Greece). They have 168 MPs in the new Parliament, they have the majority, "said Alexis Tsipras, leader of Syriza, after 90 minutes of crisis talks with the Socialists and conservatives around President Karolos Papoulias.
Leaders of both major parties were less certain. When he left, the Socialist leader of PASOK, Evangelos Venizelos, argued that this first meeting led to "gridlock." For its part, the Conservative leader of New Democracy (ND), Antonis Samaras, assured that Syriza had again refused to attend, and even simply to support a coalition government, even if it was committed to "renegotiate" the agreement with the creditor countries, EU and IMF, which required a severe austerity cash advances pay day loan.
"I made every effort to obtain comprehensive cooperation", told reporters Mr. Samaras, who had said on arrival at the meeting its desire to form an interim coalition government for a period of two years, with mission keep the country in the euro area.
If that fails, new elections will be held by June 17. The left-wing party Syriza is favored according to polls. Raising concerns about a failure to comply with past commitments.
Creditors of Greece, starting with the EU and Germany, have made clear in recent days that if the country did not honor the commitments it made in exchange for rescue loans that were granted, they would cease to provide funding, and should consider leaving the euro zone.
Brussels, in its latest economic forecast, expects to Greece in a recession of 4.7% this year and zero growth next year. Greece must repay 15 May € 435 million of maturing debt.