ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek election victor Antonis Samaras says he will continue efforts to build a broad coalition government, despite a refusal from the second-placed Syriza radical left party to join in.
The conservative New Democracy leader says he will seek to engage as many parties as possible in the power-sharing effort.
Samaras spoke after talks Monday with Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras. He said he would persist in his efforts because debt-crippled Greece is in "immediate" need of being governed.
New Democracy came first in national elections Sunday, but without enough seats in Parliament to govern alone.