Coalition warms to option of Kouvelis as president but success not guaranteed

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Democratic Left (DIMAR) leader Fotis Kouvelis is emerging as the clear frontrunner in the coalition’s thinking on who it should nominate to be the next president of Greece, when incumbent Karolos Papoulias’s term ends in February.

Sunday’s Kathimerini reported that there have been talks between coalition leaders Antonis Samaras and Evangelos Venizelos on the subject. It follows numerous other media reports over recent months that Kouvelis is likely to be the government’s preferre...

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