The conservative New Democracy leader says he will seek to engage as many parties as possible in the power-sharing effort.
Samaras spoke after talks Monday with Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras. He said he would persist in his efforts because debt-crippled Greece is in "immediate" need of being governed.
New Democracy came first in national elections Sunday, but without enough seats in Parliament to govern alone.
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