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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 12-05-16

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Leaders' meeting at 13:00 Wed. to set up caretaker gov't
  • [02] New evidence in Tsohatzopoulos' case
  • [03] The Wednesday edition of Athens' newspapers

  • [01] Leaders' meeting at 13:00 Wed. to set up caretaker gov't

    AMNA--The party leaders will meet again at 13:00 (11:00 GMT) on Wednesday to set up a caretaker government to take the country to elections, after the failure of deliberations under President Karolos Papoulias to forge agreement on a coalition government.amna

    Greece is poised to go to new elections, after President Karolos Papoulias' last-ditch efforts with the leaders of the political parties elected to parliament in the May 6 general elections failed on Tuesday to forge agreement for a coalition government.amna

    The meeting ended just before 4:00 p.m. after nearly four hours of deliberations among New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras, Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) leader Alexis Tsipras, PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos, Independent Greeks leader Panos Kammenos -- the top four of the seven parties elected to parliament in the May 6 polls -- and Democratic Left (7th place) party leader Fotis Kouvelis.amna

    Communist Party of Greece (KKE, 5th place) leader Aleka Papariga refused to attend, while the leader of the 7th party, the ultra-right Chryssi Avghi (Golden Dawn) Nikos Mihaloliakos was not invited.

    [02] New evidence in Tsohatzopoulos' case

    AMNA--Examining magistrate Gabriel Mallis is reportedly examining crucial documents in the money-laundering case of former PASOK minister Akis Tsohatzopoulos, it was announced on Tuesday.

    The case files on the purchase of German-made submarines and Russian-designed TOR M1 anti-aircraft systems -- when Tsohatzopoulos was the minister of defence -- as well as seized documents from the defendants' residences, have been forwarded to the prosecutor's office. amna

    Among the seized documents are detailed notes allegedly kept by Tsohatzopoulos in the form of a journal.

    [03] The Wednesday edition of Athens' newspapers

    The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The failure in the efforts for the formation of a government and the new elections due next month, as well as speculations on a possible Greek exit from the eurozone, mostly dominated the headlines in Wednesday's newspapers.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Elections...after the final failure".

    AVGHI: "Let's finish what we have started".

    AVRIANI: "Referendum elections".

    DIMOKRATIA: "The death...round!".

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Ballot of risk and historic responsibility".

    ESTIA: "Major responsibilities for the failure".

    ETHNOS: "Elections in a minefield".

    IMERISSIA: "The huge ordeal - Economy in marginal condition".

    KATHIMERINI: "New elections with the country in the 'red'."

    LOGOS: "The political agreement 'sank'."

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "New recourse to ballots as the economy is sinking".

    NIKI: "We have withdrawn 1 billion euros from our bank deposits in the last three days".

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Now give strength to the Communist Party - New Democracy (ND) and PASOK are blackmailing and SYRIZA misleads".

    TA NEA: "President's (of Democracy, Karolos Papoulias) outburst".

    VRADYNI: "New elections put the petty politics above the national interest".


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