World Bulletin / News Desk
Greek conservative leader Antonis Samaras told President Karolos Papouliason Wednesday he had the numbers to form a stable, long term government with centre-left parties following his victory in Sunday's general election.
"Our efforts have yielded a parliamentary majority to form a durable government," Samaras, head of the centre-right New Democracy party, told the head of state following talks with his traditional rivals, the Socialist PASOK party and the smaller Democratic Left.
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The 63-year-old leader, in power for nearly 12 years, also said she hoped to appoint equal numbers of male and female ministers from her conservative party if she wins a fourth term, though she could not speak for possible coalition partners.
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"The worst has been avoided," Tsipras said after flying over the disaster zone northeast of Athens by helicopter, adding that about 3,700 acres (1,500 hectares) of forest and scrubland had been ravaged.
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