Greece gets caretaker PM until next vote in June
Elena Becatoros and Nicholas Paphitis - The Associated Press
The head of Greece's Council of State Panagiotis Pikramenos, seen here with President Karolos Papoulias, will take the reins of the country until it holds new elections on June 17, state TV said a meeting of party leaders decided Wednesday, a day after power-sharing talks collapsed.
The political uncertainty is worrying Greece's international creditors as well as Greeks themselves, who have withdrawn hundreds of millions of euros from banks since the May 6 election.
Council of State head Panagiotis Pikrammenos, 67, was appointed Wednesday to head a government that will lack the mandate to make any binding commitments until a new election, which is expected June 17.
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