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Greek PM Hopes to Avoid Snap Election

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Tuesdays he hoped to avoid a snap general election next year after an improved result for his candidate in the second round of a parliamentary vote to elect a new president. As expected, Greek lawmakers failed to reach a majority in favor of the official candidate, Stavros Dimas, but an improved total from the first round left government lawmakers more optimistic ahead of the decisive final round on Dec. 29. Dimas won 168 votes in the...

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