The main opposition group in Syria is making a renewed push to unify various strands of the anti-regime movement. The new head of the Syrian National Council wants to broaden the group's appeal, and combat fears that it is dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood.
The pro-bailout New Democracy party squeaked through in parliamentary elections. But now it must find partners to form a coalition, and the new government will have to deal with a polarized society and with widespread anger over tough austerity measures.
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