Greek presidential vote fails to produce winner

Gov't candidate Dimas gets 160 out of 200 needed

17 December, 20:18

    (ANSAmed) - ATHENS, DECEMBER 17 - The Greek parliament failed on Wednesday to elect a new Greek president in the first round of voting.

    The conservative-led government's candidate, former European Commissioner and member of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's New Democracy party Stavros Dimas, 73, received 160 votes, short of the 200 needed for an outright win.

    'No' votes totaled 135 and there were five abstentions.

    (ANSAmed).

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