Anti-bailout leftist gets Greek coalition mandate




 
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Anti-bailout leftist gets Greek coalition mandate
 
August 24th, 2015  
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Anti-bailout leftist gets Greek coalition mandate
By Michele Kambas and Renee Maltezou ATHENS (Reuters) - A radical leftist opposed to Greece's new bailout deal won a presidential mandate on Monday to try to form a new government but immediately admitted he would fail, pointing toward a snap election. Panagiotis Lafazanis, whose anti-bailout Popular Unity party was founded only on Friday, got three days to pull together a coalition after the main conservative opposition failed to do so. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who resigned last week after Lafazanis led a rebellion in his Syriza party, has accused the opposition of deliberately delaying an election that he says is essential to ensure Greek political stability.




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