ON THE BRINK

Greek President Pushes for Unity

The word "chaos" is, after all, is derived from Greek. And the political landscape of the country continued to shift this week as Syriza, a hard-left party, led polls but seemed to be losing support to more moderate parties that support the country’s bailout. In a vote last Sunday that was widely seen as a referendum against the unpopular international bailout, voters kept any one party from forming a majority. On Saturday, Greek Preident Kaolos Papoulias tried to bring leaders together one last time to avert an election and impending bankruptcy. A spokesman for Syriza said Saturday that the party would not participate in any government attempt to implement a bailout.