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Greek MPs hold crunch presidential vote to avert snap polls

EU and IMF officials fear that early elections would be won by the anti-austerity Syriza party

Syriza's leader Alexis Tsipras trumpeted his party's victory over the weekend and renewed a pledge to unravel the tough belt-tightening measures.


LAWMAKERS in debt-laden Greece will on Monday try for a third and final time to elect a new president and avoid a snap general election that could undermine the country's international bailout.

The definitive round of voting to choose a successor to President Karolos