Tsipras is to meet President Karolos Papoulias at 2 p.m. today to receive his mandate to form a government. He will then approach other parties - formations "primarily" to the left of the political spectrum, he indicated yesterday - in a bid to form a left-led coalition. Party sources told Kathimerini that Tsipras's key goal is to win round the Communist Party (KKE) and Democratic Left, a moderate, pro-Europe grouping. If this fails - which is likely as KKE has already ruled out any cooperations - Tsipras will reach out to other parties, the same sources said. He is also expected to meet with the heads of smaller leftist parties that didn't make it into Parliament in a bid to bolster SYRIZA ahead of a possible second round of elections.