The stable future that Greece craves is slipping further from its grasp. Five days after an inconclusive election, the wrangling to form a government goes on and the country's hopes of remaining in the euro are fading fast.
In Sunday's poll, the majority voted against Greece's bailout and the public sector cuts that it entails. But most here want to keep the euro. Germany, though, has suggested Greece cannot have both.
German Finance Minister said Europe could survive without Greece. That may be brinkmanship, but if he had hoped that would jolt politicians here into action, he might be disappointed.
Failure to form a coalition would mean fresh elections and perilous instability. This is a critical period for Greece and the eurozone. Time is running out to steady the ship