Greek PM appeals to opposition to avert snap elections

November 29, 2014 7:24 PM

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Greek PM appeals to opposition to avert snap elections

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras made his strongest call yet to the main opposition Syriza party to cooperate in electing a new president in a bid to avert snap elections and a "devastating" period of instability.

In an article in Sunday's edition of the Ethnos newspaper, Samaras warned that failing to elect a president early next year could lead to a prolonged period without a government. Samaras needs opposition support to survive the presidential vote.

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