Greek elections set for June 17: news agency

Greek elections set for June 17: news agency

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Greek elections set for June 17: news agency

People walk outside the Greek parliament on Tuesday, May 15, 2012. AP Photo

Greek elections will be held on June 17, the Athens News Agency said on Wednesday, adding that a senior judge had been tasked with heading a caretaker government to organize the ballot.
 
Council of State president Panagiotis Pikrammenos, the head of Greece's top administrative court, will be named as caretaker prime minister, the semi-state ANA said.
 
Political leaders agreed on the appointment with President Carolos Papoulias after an inconclusive general election on May 6 which delivered a strong anti-austerity message and raised fears of a Greek eurozone exit.
 
Nine days of talks on forming an emergency coalition had failed but there is no guarantee that the new vote will produce a viable government.
 
The radical leftist Syriza party, chief opponent of a massive EU-IMF bailout accord, is tipped to win, meaning yet more uncertainty over Greece's future in the single currency club for some time to come.

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