That’s the latest from two sources, the Guardian Eurozone Liveblog and Anastasios Papapostolou of Greek Reporter.
The three parties involved at first-place winner New Democracy, with its 50 bonus extra seats for a total of 129, third-place finisher PASOK [the Pan-Hellenic Socialist [sic] Party] with 33 seats, and DIMAR, the Democratic Left [sic] with 17, for 179 of the parliament’s 300 seats.
So much for PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos’ declaration that he wouldn’t form a government without Syriza.
A new Greek Government will be shaped by a New democracy (center right), PASOK (socialists), and DIM.AR (left) coalition, according to comments of the majority of Greek media.
PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos and DIM.AR leader Fotis Kouvelis commented positively on the possibility that Greece will have a new government by tonight, exiting after a meeting.
New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras will be the next Prime Minister of Greece as initial objections by the leaders of PASOK and DIM.AR have now faded. Samaras has been holding talks on forming a coalition since Sunday.