Efforts by PASOK-leader Evangelos Venizelos to form a coalition government failed on Friday afternoon. He could not convince SYRIZA-leader, Alexis Tsipras, to join a so-called “ecumenical government” by PASOK-ND-DEMLEFT.
Right after the one-hour meeting, Tsipras, said a clear “No”.
Venizelos is expected to return the mandate to the President tomorrow and the president will call the political leaders council – most likely over the week end. Whether the leaders will find a common ground under the President is for the time being questionable.
Communist KKE rejects any governmental cooperation and INDEPENDENT GREEKS are not willing to cooperate with anyone either.