Starving Greeks queue for food in their thousands as debt-wracked country finally forms a coalition government… but how long will it last?
- Queues form as desperate people received food handouts from Crete’s farmers
- Antonis Samaras sworn in as prime minister as head of conservative-led three party coalition
- New coalition vows to renegotiate crippling bailout agreement to ease burden on debt-crippled country
- Greek stocks rose marginally in response to the coalition deal
- Greece had been effectively ungoverned after two election in six weeks resulted in political stalemate
Country struggling through a fifth year of recession, with unemployment spiraling to above 22 per cent
Leader of Democratic Left says coalition will ‘lift those measures that have literally bled society’
Starving Greeks queued around the block for free food handouts yesterday as the country’s politicians managed to end a crippling stalemate to form a coalition government.