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Following are the key dates in Greece's debt and political crises.

April, 2010: With a debt of $460 billion, Athens seeks international help.
May, 2010: Greece $43 billion bailout deal with EU and IMF in exchange for harsh austerity measures.
July, 2011: Eurozone leaders offer second bailout.
January, 2012: After nearly two months of negotiations, banks fail to reach an agreement on writing off part of Greece's debt.
February, 2012: Unions hold massive general strikes, Prime Minister George Papandreou steps down.
May, 2012: Two main parties, Pasok and New Democracy, suffer major losses in the election. No party is able to form a coalition.
June, 2012: Repeat elections will be held.