A poll showed 39 percent of Greeks blaming Tsipras, more than any other politician, for the deadlock. Some 66.1 percent want a new government without a fresh vote, according to the Rass SA poll for the newspaper Eleftheros Typos.
“Greece needs to elect a pro-reform and pro-austerity parliament or I foresee big problems,” Dutch Finance Minister Jan Kees de Jager said. “There is no room to weaken the agreements by reforming less or reduce spending cuts.”
Greece’s caretaker government also has yet to decide whether to repay 436 million euros due tomorrow on a note held by investors who shunned its bond-loss accord. Paying the holdouts in full would anger investors who took losses in this year’s debt restructuring, while withholding payment could be construed as default.
Investors pummeled Greek stocks, pushing the ASE Index (ASE) down 4.6 percent to 584.04, the lowest since November 1992. The drop extended last week’s 11 percent plunge.