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Pro-euro parties agree to coalition that will try to revise EU-IMF bailout deal
Last modified: 20 Jun 2012 15:07
Greek pro-euro parties on Wednesday agreed to a coalition that will try to revise an unpopular EU-IMF bailout deal and pull the country out of a harrowing recession that has doomed its recovery efforts.
Greece has a government," Evangelos Venizelos, leader of the socialist Pasok party, told reporters after three days of talks with Antonis Samaras, head of the conservative New Democracy party and the likely new prime minister.
Referring to a summit of EU leaders next week, he said: "Those two days in Brussels we will carry out a major battle for revision of the loan and negotiate a framework that will boost the recovery and the fight against unemployment."