Another Try for a Greek Government

Via the BBC:  Pasok’s Venizelos in third bid for Greece coalition

Pasok leader Evangelos Venizelos has been asked to make a third attempt to form a coalition government in Greece, amid turmoil after Sunday’s elections.

Mr Venizelos was given the mandate to start new talks after failed bids by leaders of the centre-right New Democracy and radical left Syriza bloc.

Pasok is widely associated with deeply unpopular austerity cutbacks.

One somewhat doubts that the third time will be the charm, but we shall see.

Here’s the seat breakdown:

Greek election results graphic

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter