Greek President Postpones Meeting to Form New Gov´t

Athens, Nov 7. -Greek President Karolos Papulias postponed on Monday the scheduled meeting with the leaders of the main political powers of the country to negotiate the composition of the new government given the refusal by leftist parties to attend the meeting.

This incident proved the lack of legitimacy of the proposal to form a government of "national salvation" just a few hours after Papulias met Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou and leader of the conservative New Democracy party Antonis Samaras.

During the meeting, Papandreou resigned his post, a decision that paved the way for the creation of a coalition government, probably, led by former vice president of the European Central Bank, Lukas Papadimos.

However, the Communist Party of Greece (K.K.E.) and the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) rejected the plan, whose sole objective is reaffirming the agreements reached at the Summit in Brussels on October 27 and keeping Greece in the Euro zone at all costs.

KKE Secretary General Aleka Papariga noted that the government that is being formed will only respond to the interests of Greek and European capital and the measures adopted will not be temporary, but will affect the lives of Greek people for the next 10 to 15 years. (Prensa Latina)