Greek Opposition Unwilling To Participate In Coalition Government


Antonis Samaras, leader of Greek main opposition New Democracy party, refused to discuss Prime Minister George Papandreou’s proposal to form a coalition government and demanded to conduct the elections.

Papandreou, whose four-year term formally expires in 2013, survived a confidence vote earlier on Saturday and promised consultations on a coalition government to ratify a crucial 130-billion euro bailout deal for the indebted euro zone country.

“We call for a return to normality: Elections, so as to stabilize the country, restore its image and lead ourselves out of this nightmare as soon as possible,” Samaras said.

All other parliamentary groups also declined to negotiate a coalition government at the moment.

Earlier Papandreou has rejected opposition demands for the immediate elections and said in the current financially unhealthy situation it would only aggravate the crisis.

Ria Novosti

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