Greece's leader of the Left Coalition party Alexis Tsipras has ruled out entering a coalition with the conservative New Democracy party, and said he would try to form a government with other leftist parties.
Speaking after talks with New Democracy leader Antonis Samaris, Tsipras said:
"There cannot be a government of national salvation since the signature of Mr. Samaras (on the bailout deal) did not bring salvation but caused tragedy. We're not going to let in through the window what the Greek people kicked out the door."
New elections are on the horizon for Greece, as it looks as though the country's patchwork of parties cannot form an administration.
Greece faces weeks of political turmoil as conservative leader Antonis Samaras fails to form a coalition government.
A resounding rejection of the political status quo in Greek and French elections has thrown Europe's economic recovery off balance