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Greece still in turmoil amid battle over new government

Efforts at forming unity coalition lead to bitter fight

By Niki Kitsantonis and Rachel Donadio
New York Times / November 6, 2011

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Hours after winning a crucial confidence vote that makes it more likely Greece will receive the foreign aid it needs to prevent a default on its debts, the country’s leaders appeared to be enmeshed once again in the type of domestic political wrangling that threw Europe and its markets into turmoil last week. Prime Minister George Papandreou took the first steps yesterday to try to form a unity government with the opposition, a move he said was necessary to steer the country out of danger.

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