Tsipras hints at possible vote deal
Greece's former leader Alexis Tsipras has opened the door to a coalition with rivals on the left should his Syriza party fail to win a majority in elections in two weeks' time.
Tsipras, who quit as prime minister last month triggering a snap vote on September 20, had previously ruled out any cooperation with the Pasok socialists or the conservatives of New Democracy, who have alternated in power for much of the last four decades.
But in an interview late Thursday with the TV channel Kontra, he hinted Syriza could work with Pasok if its new leader Fofi Gennimata "distances herself from the right". Pasok and New Democracy have previously governed together in coalition.
"Fofi Gennimata has adopted the position of the right and not that of European social democracy. If that does not change -- and I'd be happy if it did change -- there cannot be any prospect of cooperation," Tsipras said.