New Boss Same As The Old Boss!..G-Pap Resigns…
Greek prime minister George Papendreou to step down after deal agreed with opposition leader
Greece political leaders sealed a pact to form a national unity government on Sunday night after the prime minister announced his imminent resignation under pressure from a European ultimatum.
By Damien McElroy
06 Nov 2011
uropean leaders forced George Papendreou to act under the threat of national bankruptcy.
An agreement in principle was reached between Mr Papandreou and Antonis Samaras, the conservative opposition, leader after an hour and a half meeting with the president on Sunday night.
The two men will meet on Monday to decide on the composition of the new government, which will take office after Mr Papandreou formally tenders his resignation. A presidency statement said they will discuss who would head the coalition government, but that Papandreou would not lead the new administration.
“Tomorrow there will be new communication between the prime minister and the opposition leader on who will be the leader of the new government,” the statement said.
The interim government will lead the country until elections, which could be held on Feb 19, the finance ministry said.