Venizelos: 'Greece will have a Govt as soon as possible'

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.

The leader of Greece's PASOK Socialists Evangelos Venizelos.
The leader of Greece's PASOK Socialists Evangelos Venizelos. Credit: Reuters

"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".

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