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State TV: Greece's troubled coalition government to call confidence vote

  • European Commission official Declan Costello arrives at the Finance Ministry in Athens for talks with the Greek government on Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. Debt inspectors from the European Central Bank, European Commission and International Monetary Fund, which are closely monitoring Greece's harsh austerity program, launched a new round of meetings with Greek officials Tuesday. Talks will focus on Greece's 2015 state budget and implementation of agreed reforms. Greece has depended on bailouts from its European partners and the IMF since it nearly went bankrupt in mid-2010.  (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    European Commission official Declan Costello arrives at the Finance Ministry in Athens for talks with the Greek government on Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. Debt inspectors from the European Central Bank, European Commission and International Monetary Fund, which are closely monitoring Greece's harsh austerity program, launched a new round of meetings with Greek officials Tuesday. Talks will focus on Greece's 2015 state budget and implementation of agreed reforms. Greece has depended on bailouts from its European partners and the IMF since it nearly went bankrupt in mid-2010. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission chief to Greece Rishi Goyal, center, arrives at the Finance Ministry in Athens for talks with the Greek government on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Debt inspectors from the European Central Bank, European Commission and International Monetary Fund, which are closely monitoring Greece's harsh austerity program, launched a new round of meetings with Greek officials Tuesday. Talks will focus on Greece's 2015 state budget and implementation of agreed reforms. Greece has depended on bailouts from its European partners and the IMF since it nearly went bankrupt in mid-2010.  (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission chief to Greece Rishi Goyal, center, arrives at the Finance Ministry in Athens for talks with the Greek government on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Debt inspectors from the European Central Bank, European Commission and International Monetary Fund, which are closely monitoring Greece's harsh austerity program, launched a new round of meetings with Greek officials Tuesday. Talks will focus on Greece's 2015 state budget and implementation of agreed reforms. Greece has depended on bailouts from its European partners and the IMF since it nearly went bankrupt in mid-2010. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission chief to Greece Rishi Goyal, center, arrives at the Finance Ministry in Athens for talks with the Greek government on Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. Debt inspectors from the European Central Bank, European Commission and International Monetary Fund, which are closely monitoring Greece's harsh austerity program, launched a new round of meetings with Greek officials Tuesday. Talks will focus on Greece's 2015 state budget and implementation of agreed reforms. Greece has depended on bailouts from its European partners and the IMF since it nearly went bankrupt in mid-2010.  (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission chief to Greece Rishi Goyal, center, arrives at the Finance Ministry in Athens for talks with the Greek government on Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. Debt inspectors from the European Central Bank, European Commission and International Monetary Fund, which are closely monitoring Greece's harsh austerity program, launched a new round of meetings with Greek officials Tuesday. Talks will focus on Greece's 2015 state budget and implementation of agreed reforms. Greece has depended on bailouts from its European partners and the IMF since it nearly went bankrupt in mid-2010. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)  (The Associated Press)

Greece's troubled coalition government said it would call a vote of confidence in parliament next week, hours after the country's leftwing opposition demanded early elections citing ongoing austerity measures.

In an announcement Wednesday, read out on state television, the government said it would call for the vote, but gave no further details.

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras' conservative-led coalition could be forced to call an early election before March as it requires opposition support in parliament to elect a new president.

The conservatives are currently trailing the opposition anti-bailout Syriza party in opinion polls.