Samaras accuses SYRIZA of obstructing gov’t deal

New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras has accused the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) of preventing an agreement to form a unity government.

Samaras made a brief statement following a 90-minute meeting with SYRIZA chief Alexis Tsipras, PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos and President Karolos Papoulias.

?I made very effort to form a government but SYRIZA does not want to listen to the mandate from the Greek people and does not accept the formation of a viable government, nor does it accept giving its tacit support to a government that would renegotiate the [EU-IMF] memorandum,? said Samaras.

?I honestly don?t know where they are going with this,? he added.