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“The government should have been doing this years ago,” she said.

Mr. Zanias is to represent Greece at an upcoming meeting of eurozone finance ministers.

The eurogroup talks “will be the first big battle on the revision of the bailout agreement, the creation of a framework that will allow us to move to positive growth and to combat unemployment, which is the big problem of Greek society,” Mr. Venizelos said earlier in the day.

In Sunday’s vote — and the previous, inconclusive May 6 election — angry voters strongly favored parties promising to end the hardship by tearing up Greece‘s pledges for continued austerity and reforms.

However, the anti-austerity standard bearer — the radical left Syriza party — finished a narrow second in Sunday’s election, which gave New Democracy 129 of Parliament’s 300 seats.

Associated Press writer Menelaos Hadjicostis in Athens contributed to this article.