Greece`s embattled government will be hard-pushed to forestall early elections -- and a blow to fiscal reforms -- by steering a snap presidential ballot through parliament next week, analysts say.
Latest projections show Greece`s conservative New Democracy party will narrowly finish first in the Parliamentary Elections.
Greek Finance Minister formally submitted his candidacy to lead the Socialist PASOK party.
Lucas Papademos heads a government set up in November with the aim of implementing a second debt EU-IMF bailout agreed in
US President Barack Obama called up Greece`s next prime minister, George Papandreou, to congratulate him on his success in Sunday`s elections, the White House said.
Greece`s Socialists under the leadership of George Papandreou won elections on Sunday after voters expressed their discontent over the conservative government`s handling of the economic crisis and corruption.
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