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Latest update : 2012-05-08

Initial Coalition Talks Fail after Bruising Vote

Greece's future is more uncertain than ever following an election that propelled extremists into Parliament. They include the far right Golden Dawn, a party whose leader gave a Nazi salute in Athens last year and the extreme left Syriza party. Both want to scrap the bailout agreement with the European Union and the IMF. It marks a huge change in Greek politics which for decades has been dominated by the main centre-left and centre-right parties.

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