Greece held talks on Saturday over an imminent cabinet reshuffle after the defection of the ruling coalition's smallest partner in a row over the closure of the state broadcaster.
Conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has pledged to stay the course of debt reforms after the pullout of moderate leftist party Democratic Left, which cut down the coalition's parliamentary majority to just three deputies.
Fears of an early election have dissipated after the coalition's socialist partners said they would continue to support the embattled government.
“No one wants elections right now... we will do our full (four-year) term,” Samaras said in a televised address late on Thursday.
Just over a year after coming to power, the conservatives will now stick it out with the socialists of Evangelos Venizelos, the former finance minister who brokered Greece's debt cutback in 2012.