Samaras: ‘a Victory for All Europe’

    Leader of the New Democracy conservative party Antonis Samaras leaves an elections kiosk after speaking to his supporters at Syntagma square in Athens, Sunday, June 17, 2012. The pro-bailout New Democracy party came in first Sunday in Greece's national election, and its leader has proposed forming a pro-euro coalition government. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

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    Greece’s newly-elected leader sought swift action on Sunday evening following the pro-bailout New Democracy party’s victory. Antonis Samaras said the Greeks had showed that they want to stay in the euro, calling for a “national salvation government.” The losing Syriza party said that Samaras must move to form a coalition for action to take place. Germany viewed the result as a decision to “forge ahead” with Greece staying in the euro. “There will be no more adventures,” Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras said. “Greece’s place in Europe will not be put in doubt.” The White House congratulated Greece on the win, saying it was up to Greece now to make “timely progress” on their financial situation.

    Pro-austerity Greek leader looks to start right away.
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