Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras
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Greek emergency meeting expected

The Greek president is expected to call the country's political leaders for an emergency summit over the weekend after a third attempt to form a coalition failed on Friday.

Alexis Tsipras and his Syriza party are faring well in polls because of their anti-austerity stance, with talk that they could seal 28% of the vote if fresh elections are called.

But President Carolos Papoulias will try to avoid another round of voting, bringing pressure to the parties to form a government of national salvation.

Zoe Conway reports.

  • 12 May 2012