New Elections in June Markets Fall after Greek Talks Collapse

Greece will hold a new election in June after President Karolos Papoulias failed on Tuesday to persuade parties to form a government. The anti-austerity SYRIZA party could win next month, raising the prospect that Greece will abandon its reforms and quit the euro. Markets fell sharply on the news.
The parliament building in Athens: Greeks must go to the polls once again.

The parliament building in Athens: Greeks must go to the polls once again.

Foto: Alkis Konstantinidis/ dpa
Graphics Gallery: Greece by the Numbers
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Graphics Gallery: Greece by the Numbers

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cro -- with wire reports