Greece Reaches Deal to Form Government


Greece’s conservative New Democracy party leader Antonis Samaras is expected to be sworn in as prime minister later Wednesday, after consensus was reached for a coalition government with the Socialist Pasok party and the Democratic Left party, a spokesman at the presidential mansion said.

Mr. Samaras will meet Greek President Carolos Papoulias to inform him that he has the parliamentary majority to form a government.

The agreement to form a coalition followed closely fought June 17 elections in Greece—the second vote in as many months—that were widely seen as a de facto referendum on the country’s bailout and, by extension.