The president of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Vassilios Skouris, may be appointed to lead Greece's new coalition government, a source in the ruling socialist party told Reuters on Wednesday.

Asked who would become prime minister, the party source who declined to be named, said: Vassilios Skouris... the head of EU Court of Justice. The source said: They have concluded last night, adding that Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos would keep his post.

The new government would likely be announced at around 10:00 a.m. British time, the source said.

(Reporting by Angeliki Koutantou; Writing by Ingrid Melander)