After Mr. Antonis Samaras, leader of the right wing New Democracy Party failed to form a government Mr.Alexis Tsipras, leader of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) also returned his explorative mandate to the State President.
Mr. Tsipras repeated his call to the Communist Party to co-operate for the formation of an anti-Memorandum government which was flatly denied. While his talks with Mr. Kouvelis seemed fruitful it was not possible to form a government because the coalition of left wing parties could not gather enough support votes.
Mr. Evangelos Venizelos, leader of PASOK (Panhellenic Socialist Movement), the great loser of the elections, has started his meetings with other leaders and seems to have found many points of agreement with Mr. Fotis Kouvelis of Democratic Left.
He is expected to meet with Mr. Samaras and Tsipras tomorrow.
The formation of a government between the two major parties and Democratic Left is a development that augurs new austerity measures, measures the Greek people have condemned with their vote.
One of the black points of these elections is that a large part of the electorate will not be represented since many parties did not reach the 3% threshold. The Greens and the Popular Orthodox Rally reached 2,93 and 2.90% respectively!