The leader of Greece's PASOK Socialists have said the country would have a government as soon as possible but there was no immediate agreement with the small Democratic Left on a new pro-bailout coalition.
"Greece must and will have a government as soon as possible," Evangelos Venizelos told reporters after meeting Democratic Left leader Fotis Kouvelis, adding that he was "optimistic".
With 55% of Greek people opposed to the bailout, it is difficult for the New Democracy party leader to claim people voted for the Euro.
The Greek election result did not seem to be enough to calm the financial markets across Europe, as markets remain undecided.
The Greek election delivered the result that many had considered the best outcome, so why have the markets been rocky today?