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Update: Greek Radical Left head says he will not join coalition government.

It now looks increasingly likely that Greece will face a second general election…

THE HEAD OF Syriza, the Greek coalition of Radical Left-wing groups, has said that he will not join a coalition government.

This afternoon Alexis Tsipras was meeting with Evangelos Venizelos, the leader of the socialist PASOK party in a last-ditch effort to lay the foundations for a national unity government.

It now looks increasingly likely that Greece will face a second election in order to try and resolve the political deadlock, as the two parties failed to agree on a common platform from which to build a national government.

It comes after the leader of the smallest party in the new parliament ruled out sharing power with PASOK or New Democracy, the two main pro-bailout parties.

It’s reported that President Papoulias will call party leaders over the weekend in an effort to grasp a last chance to broker a deal.

Read more: Radical Left coalition to meet Socialists in last bid to form Greek government

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