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Tsipras says coalition unnatural as nail-biting election looms

Govt formation could delay moves required by creditors in exchange for emergency loans

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During a televised debate with Mr Meimarakis in Athens on Monday, Mr Tsipras (left) said he seeks enough votes for an outright majority. But his rival called for a coalition government and implementation of the agreement signed by the ex-premier with Greece's creditors.

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ALEXIS Tsipras told Greek voters that forming a grand coalition with his arch-rivals would be "unnatural" and that a refusal to do so won't stoke further political turmoil in Europe's most indebted state.

With opinion polls putting his leftist Syriza party neck and neck with

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