The International Monetary Fund and the European Union have pledged support to the next Greek government after parties that supported an IMF and EU-led bailout won a pivotal election.
European Union leaders urged the conservative New Democracy party and its likely coalition partner, the socialist Pasok party, to urgently form a new administration that can lead Greece out of its debt crisis.
'We are hopeful that the election results will allow a government to be formed quickly,' said the presidents of the European Council and the chairman of the European Commission, Herman Van Rompuy and Jose Manuel Barroso.
'We will continue to stand by Greece as a member of the EU family and of the euro area,' they added, in a statement issued in the Mexican town of Los Cabos on the eve of the G20 summit of the world's leading economic powers.
Source and full story: Sky News Australia, 18 June 2012