It appears that Greece is setting off for new elections after the failure of any of the three largest parties to form a coalition government last week. Although not yet officially announced, the leader of the Democratic Left Fotis Kouvelis has made it clear that the President of the republic Carlos Papoulias must set today a date for new elections. Kouvelis said for Real FM Radio, "I will not cooperate with SYRIZA after the new elections." He blamed the extreme left for not using the opportunity New Democracy had provided to recognize and support a government of left pro-European forces. Kouvelis said that the participation of SYRIZA in a coalition government is extremely important for the stability of the government.