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Greek Jan-Apr central govt deficit down 41.8 pct y/y

ATHENS, May 10 (Reuters) - Greece's central government deficit narrowed at an annual pace of 41.8 percent in the first four months of the year, the country's finance ministry said on Monday. "On preliminary available central goverment budget figures for Jan-April, the deficit stood at 6.283 billion euros from 10.791 billion in the same period last year," the finance ministry said in a statement on its website. The figures refer to the central government gap -- excluding social security and local government accounts -- and not the general government shortfall measured under euro zone rules. Therefore, they do not offer a complete picture of public finances. (Reporting by Harry Papachristou) Keywords: GREECE DEFICIT/ (harry.papachristou@thomsonreuters.com; +30 210 3376455; Reuters Messaging: harry.papachristou.reuters.com@reuters.net) COPYRIGHT Copyright Thomson Reuters 2010. All rights reserved.

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