New government to be formed in Greece tomorrow

The new Prime Minister of Greece Antonis Samaras with President Carolos Papoulias in Athens today. Credit: Press Association

The new prime minister of Greece Antonis Samaras has pledged to form a new government tomorrow. His New Democracy Party will join forces with the socialist PASOK Party which came in third place, and the smaller party called Democratic Left.

All three parties broadly back Greece's pledges to bailout creditors for further austerity and reforms, though they have pledged to renegotiate some of the terms. Samaras said:

"I will ask the new government that will be formed tomorrow to work hard so that we can offer tangible hope to our people"