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    In contrast, the 'Independent Greeks' (ANEL) told the winning anti-austerity 'Syriza' that it was open to forming a coalition.

    MOSCOW, January 26 (Sputnik) — The leader of right-wing 'Independent Greeks' (ANEL), Panos Kammenos, said Monday the party will not enter into coalition talks with center-left party 'To Potami' ('The River'), Greek news website news247.gr reported.

    "We are not going to cooperate with a government that will be formed together with 'The River'," the website quoted Kammenos as saying.

    This announcement comes after ANEL told the anti-austerity leftist 'Syriza' party, which appears to be winning Sunday's snap parliamentary elections, that it was open to forming a coalition.

    Poll

    Do you believe SYRIZA can fix Greek economy?
    • Yes, the EU fears Greece will exit the eurozone, so SYRIZA holds the cards.
      56.8% (715)
    • I don't believe in success of this particular party, but their victory marks the revival of Greece.
      20.0% (251)
    • No, their promises to reduce austerity are utopian and will not be accepted by the 'Troika'.
      14.2% (178)
    • No, nothing good has ever come from radicalism.
      9.0% (113)
    Voted: 1257
    'Syriza', or 'Radical Coalition of the Left', is leading with 36.34 percent of votes and is expected to win 149 seats, just two short of an absolute majority.

    ANEL is a distant sixth, with 4.75 percent of votes, and is anticipated to win 13 seats, which is enough to build a majority coalition in parliament together with the victorious 'Syriza' and leave the ruling 'New Democracy' party far behind. The democrats are currently second with 27.81 percent of the ballot and 76 seats.

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    parliamentary elections, To Potami, ANEL, New Democracy party, Syriza, Panos Kammenos, Greece
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