Archive for November 13th, 2011
He takes the head of a country adrift … and a new transitional government until early elections expected to take the February 19, 2012. Lucas Papademos, the new strong man of Athens, arrived November 10 to the rescue of a country on the precipice, should not be unemployed.
Under pressure from Brussels and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to return as soon as possible his country, whose debt reached 162% of GDP, economic stability, the new prime minister will also tackle another challenge: operate a new Ministry with many political sensitivities.Is unpublished, the tenors of socialist PASOK will not only share power with the conservative New Democracy (ND) … but also with members of the Popular Orthodox Alert (Laos), the only far-right party of country.
"Cast a wide net"
If this policy mix is simply a "political strategy" to "attract broad support in Parliament and to carry out the rescue plan drawn up in Brussels on 27 October," said Alexia Kefalas, the corresponding FRANCE 24 in Athens, this alliance of parties is nevertheless surprising.
First, because participation of Laos, a xenophobic party, is an unprecedented since 1974 and the end of the dictatorship of the colonels.