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  • Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece's radical left-wing Syriza party, casts his ballot at a voting center in Athens on Sunday, June 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

    Pro-bailout conservatives win Greek election

    The conservative party that backs keeping Greece in the eurozone won the country's national election Sunday and immediately proposed forming a pro-euro coalition government — a development that eased, at least briefly, deep fears that the vote would unleash an economic tsunami.


  • Alexis Tsipras, head of Greece's Radical Left Coalition, presents his party's economic policies in Athens on June 1, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Greek radical left seeks vote to cancel bailout

    The head of Greece's Radical Left Coalition, whose strong gains in last month's elections deepened concerns over his country's future in the European single currency, vowed Friday to cancel Greece's international bailout agreement if he wins an upcoming repeat ballot.


  • Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece's Coalition of the Radical Left party, or Syriza, speaks to reporters after meeting with Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos at the Greek parliament in Athens on Friday, May 11 2012. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)

    Greek efforts for coalition government founder

    Critical last-ditch talks to form a coalition government in crisis-struck Greece foundered once more Sunday, leading the country one step closer to new elections, although the socialist party leader said he retained 'existing but limited' optimism for a deal.


  • Greek President Karolos Papoulias (center), socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos (left), conservative leader Antonis Samaras (second from left) and leftist leader Alexis Tsipras (right) meet on Sunday, May 13, 2012, in Athens. (Associated Press)

    New elections possible after Greece fails to form a coalition

    Critical talks to form a governing coalition in crisis-struck Greece foundered once more, leading the country one step closer to new elections — and bringing its continued use of the euro into serious doubt.


  • Greek Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos, left, meets with Greek President Karolos Papoulias in Athens, Saturday, May 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Aris Messinis, Pool)

    Greek president in last-ditch coalition effort

    Greece's president will meet with political party leaders Sunday in a last-ditch effort to broker a deal for a coalition government and avoid another general election.


  • "This is a historic moment for the Left and the popular movement and a great responsibility for me," says Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greece's Radical Left Coalition party that won 16.8 percent of the vote in Sunday's national election. (Associated Press)

    Anti-bailout leader says austerity pledge a no-go

    Greece's commitment to austerity is no longer valid because voters have rejected those deals, a left-wing party leader declared Tuesday as he tried to form a new coalition government.


  • Alexis Tsipras, the leader of Greece's Radical Left Coalition party (Syriza), speaks at party headquarters in Athens on Monday, May 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)

    Anti-bailout party rejects Greek austerity pledge

    Greece's commitment to austerity is no longer valid because voters have rejected those deals, a left-wing party leader declared Tuesday as he tried to form a new coalition government.


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