“The second round of voting concluded with a negative result on the election of a new Greek President by the Greek Parliament a few minutes earlier. The only candidate nominated by the coalition government partners, New Democracy and PASOK, and Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ favorite, is the former Foreign Minister of the Papademos administration, and former EU commissioner, Stavros Dimas.”
“‘Yes’ to Dimas’ election voted a total of 168 MPs, while 131 blank votes opposed the election. One MP was not present during the vote.”
“With 168 votes in the second round, the Greek coalition government is seeking at least 12 additional MPs willing to vote for Dimas in order for the country not to be driven to snap general elections. The Greek Constitution states that if a President is not elected, the country must hold general elections within a month.”
The whole story and what's at stake:
The government gathered 8 more votes in the middle of the latest bribery big scandal: (http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2014/12/the-greek-justice-rushed-to-close.html)
Two former members of the neo-nazi party Golden Dawn, Stathis Boukouras and Hrisovalantis Alexopoulos, voted for Dimas this time! The regime uses all means to stay in power and avoid early elections.
Some independent MPs in the Greek parliament declared that the election of the President of Greece in February 2015 is a different case and left an open door to approach government until then, having in mind, of course, to request for some "rewards".