Greece's radical left refuses to continue coalition talks

Other News Materials 14 May 2012 02:21 (UTC +04:00)

Greece's Coalition of the Radical Left, or SYRIZA, which came in second in elections, said it would not continue negotiations with the country's president to form a coalition government on Sunday, DPA reported.

SYRIZA's Alexis Tsipras has said he was not willing to participate in any coalition government that would continue to enforce harsh austerity measures in exchange for bailouts.

President Karolos Papoulias had convened the leaders of the three parties that won the most votes in May 6 elections, in a last-ditch effort to clinch a deal after an unsuccessful week of individual party talks. No solution has been found and talks were expected to continue on Monday.