Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Sunday said the nation "had spoken" in handing victory to the anti-austerity Syriza party, and said he hoped the new government would not endanger the country`s EU and euro membership.
Greece voted Sunday in a crucial general election that could bring the radical Syriza party to power and present the strongest challenge yet to austerity policies for struggling European Union nations.
Greece`s parliament was dissolved Wednesday ahead of an early election warily watched by markets and international creditors concerned that the austerity-weary country could begin to undo fiscal reforms.
Greece`s prime minister warned Tuesday the financially-stricken nation may be forced out of the eurozone if January`s parliamentary election hands hard-left party Syriza power to reverse years of austerity measures.
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras faces a vote in parliament on Monday that will decide whether the country goes to snap elections that could bring the leftwing Syriza party to power and derail an international bailout.
The Greek public doesn`t want a new adventure, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras warned Saturday as he sought to stave off a snap election by urging lawmakers to choose a new president in a third and final round of voting.
Germany`s finance minister warned Greece that any new government must respect commitments made by its predecessor, as the country moved closer to early elections that EU officials fear would be won by a radical leftist party.
Greece on Friday blasted as "provocative" an unprecedented decision by the British Museum to loan one of the Elgin Marbles -- Greek sculptures also known as the Parthenon Marbles that Athens has long demanded back -- to a top Russian museum.