Greek Crisis: Prime Minister George Papandreou And Opposition Leader Agree On Unity Government


The PM, George Papandreou and opposition leader Antonis Samaris have reached an agreement to form a government of national unity which will be led by a prime minister whose name will be chosen tomorrow in a new meeting between the two exponents politicians. “The greek Prime Minister, the Socialist George Papandreou, will resign today.”

A report on Sky television network are sources of his party PASOK, while feverish consultations in Greece for the formation of a government of national unity that is to tackle the severe debt crisis. Antonis Samaras, leader of the opposition party New Democracy, reiterated the request for resignation of Papandreou.

Papandreou will not lead the new government, the presidential statement said. Among the Candidates for the presidency Were Being Considered Loukas Papademos, the formervice-president of the European Central Bank, and Petros Molyviatos to former minister.


“We are close to an agreement,” argued the greek government spokesman, referring toan agreement between the majority and the opposition to a government of national unity.

“Let’s wait a few hours – he added – clear response from the opposition party.” PASOK sources have also know that there will be early elections as soon as Greece hasfailed to meet its obligations for international aid, probably in January-February.