Greece bailout battle looms
- Published: 20 Jun 2012 at 22.24
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Conservative leader Antonis Samaras was sworn in Wednesday as the prime minister of a new Greek coalition, as he took up the challenge of trying to revise the terms an unpopular EU-IMF bailout deal.
"With God's help we will do everything we can to take the country out of the crisis,'' the 61-year-old former foreign minister told reporters after a formal ceremony at the presidential palace that ended two months of political deadlock.
Samaras warned Greece was in a "critical'' situation, saying: "Tomorrow, I will ask the government to work hard to give tangible hope to the Greek people.
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