Greek party leaders arrive to crisis talks with president

Greek Socialist Party leader Evangelos Venizelos (L),leader of the New Democracy conservatives, Antonis Samaras (L2),leader of the Coalition of the Radical Left party Alexis Tsipras (R) meet with Greek President Carolos Papoulias (C) on May 13, 2012.

 The leaders of Greece's top three political parties on Sunday arrived for last-ditch talks with President Carolos Papoulias in a final bid to form an emergency coalition and avert new elections that could derail reforms.

The leaders of conservative New Democracy, Socialist Pasok and Syriza, a radical leftist party that wants to reject Greece's EU-IMF loan deal, arrived for the talks shortly after 0900 GMT, television footage showed.

Source: AFP

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