Papandreou waits for powersharing meeting
Saturday, November 5, 2011
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Ministers say Greece's embattled prime minister is waiting for the country's president to host a meeting between him and the head of the opposition in an attempt to find a way out of a political crisis, as pressure mounts to ensure Greece avoids bankruptcy and remains in the eurozone.
Prime Minister George Papandreou held an emergency Cabinet meeting during which he told his ministers he had asked President Karolos Papoulias to convene a meeting between himself and the head of the conservative opposition Sunday night. Political leaders are struggling to agree on the formation of an interim government. Papandreou has said he will resign once power-sharing talks conclude on a replacement.
Opposition leader Antonis Samaras has insisted the resignation come first.
The president's office said a meeting was expected Sunday night, but that no details were immediately available.