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Greek PM offers early polls in return for lawmaker support

Mr Samaras' (above) overture appears to be chiefly targeted at wavering independent lawmakers ahead of the presidential votes


GREEK Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, seeking to rally lawmakers behind the government's candidate for president in a critical vote that could throw the country into new financial turmoil, offered on Sunday to set a date for early general elections towards the end of next year.