It looks like we've got strike three in Greece; PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos is having to punt-
Following talks with other party leaders on Friday, Mr Venizelos told reporters: "I am going to inform the president of the republic tomorrow and I hope that, during the meeting with Carolos Papoulias, each party will assume its responsibilities."
The president is expected to try to pressure parties into a government of national salvation - but the BBC's Mark Lowen in Athens says he is unlikely to succeed.
Given that they're mere mortals, saving the country might be above their pay grade.
Three things could happen in a second election, which is what will happen if they don't get a government this week-
(1) We get essentially the same result and are back to square one.
(2) Voters opt for security and give the PASOK-New Democracy quadrant a bit more help, getting them to a two-way majority; they're two votes short of that now.
(3) Rejectionists push Syriza up into first place and let them form a majority. The hard left has 97 votes at present; give them four more votes and the 50 seat bonus for the plurality party and they're at 151.
It won't be pretty, but I see the last of the three happening. The mood in Greece seems to be execrable, so I don't see the second option going down.