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Divisions open up in Greek unity talks

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Divisions open up in Greek unity talks


It has been another long night in Athens.

Divisions amongst Greek politicians are delaying the creation of a unity coalition despite pressure from the public and the EU for a quick deal to stave off bankruptcy.

All sources seem to agree the new Prime Minister will be former deputy head of the European Central Bank, Lucas Papademos.

But the conservatives are split on an EU demand for written assurances the new coalition will push through Greece’s 130-billion euro bailout package.

In short, there has been precious little progress since Sunday night when Socialist George Papandreou agreed to step down as prime minister.

The conservatives made that a pre-condition to them joining a unity government.

Talks are set to resume later this morning.

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