Radical left ahead in Greek polls

Greek political leaders will meet today to form a caretaker Government to take the country through to a June election - the second in just over a month.

President Karolos Papoulias was forced to call a new vote after failing to form a coalition Government and polls suggest that radical left party Syrzia - who have pledged not to follow the bailout terms - will win the re-run.

That prospect has shaken faith in Greece's ability to remain in the single currency and stay solvent, sending the euro and European shares lower.