Greece's election, in which the two main parties failed to win acombined majority, raised the risk that the nation will exit theeuro and prompted calls for policies to boost European economicgrowth.

Greece now faces a 50 percent to 75 percent likelihood ofleaving the euro in the next year to 18 months, Citigroup Inc.economists Guillaume Menuet and Juergen Michels wrote in a reporttoday. They'd previously estimated the risk of a euro exit at 50percent.

“Every country can decide to leave the common euro area, ofcourse Greece can as well,” Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann toldstate radio ORF today. “You just have to know what it means — andthe Greeks will have to consider that.”

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