Greece: After not having formed a government, new dates for elections were set
May 16, 2012
On June 17, the Greeks return to the polls after all attempts to form a coalition government in Parliament failed.
In recent elections, no party won a majority, so there was only room for a coalition to form a government.
The center-right party New Democracy emerged as the winner, followed by Syzira (Coalition of Radical Left) and the PASOK (Socialists) came in third, in the elections on May 6. None exceeded the 20%.
The Syriza refused then to form a government with ND and PASOK for its economic policies in favor of the budget cuts, so there was no government.
The latest polls show the leftist coalition as the winners, with 25% of the vote, although this would not be sufficient to form a coalition government.