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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…

Greek flags wave at the roof garden of an hotel opposite to the Greek Parliament today
Greek flags wave at the roof garden of an hotel opposite to the Greek Parliament today
Image: AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis

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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