(THE AGE) — ALEXIS Tsipras, of Greece's radical left Syriza party, has issued an ultimatum to rival parties in the nation's parliament: they must renounce support for the European Union-led bailout if they want to enter government.
New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras, who earlier failed to form a government, said he was being asked ''to put my signature to the destruction of Greece''.
''[Mr Tsipras] interprets, with unbelievable arrogance, the election result as a mandate to drag the country into chaos,'' Mr Samaras said. ''I hope [he] will have come to his senses by the time we meet.''
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