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Greeks to Get A Technocrats’ Government Or Just Fresh Elections?

The meeting between Antonis Samaras (ND), Evangelos Venizelos (PASOK) and Fotis Kouvelis (DEMOCRATIC LEFT) with the President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias ended on Monday evening one hour after it started. The three leaders left the Presidential Mansion without any statements and leaving Greeks puzzling.

Papoulias had summoned the three leaders in a last effort to form a unity government and avoid repeat elections the earliest in three weeks.

But here is Greece and Greek realities shows that any “last” can be extended.

Right after the meeting some Greek journalists claimed that the president and the three leaders did not achieved an agreement and that they would convene again tomorrow Tuesday with the participation of  INDEPENTENT GREEKS leader Panos Kammenos.

Leaders’ Statements

However, Evangelos Venizelos (PASOK) made a statement saying that there will be a broader parties meeting tomorrow where the leaders of ND, PASOK, SYRIZA, DEMLEFT, INDEP GREEKS and KKE will be asked whether they support a government consisted of “technocrats personalities” -most likely from outside the political parties.

Read also our article about it earlier today Plan C

In statement Kouvelis (DEMLEFT) said that the attempts to form a unity government failed. He told Papoulias that a technocrats’ government would be equal to a defeat of politics.” Kouvelis instists on an ecumenical government.

Samaras (ND)said … well, first of all he attacked Kouvelis for not supporting a 3-party government without SYRIZA lol Samaras made a reference to Kammenos proposal from Sunday – forgot right now lol – At the end Samaras expressed reservations about a technocrats government.  “First we have to seek politicians and then technocrats,” he said.

Next meeting of political leaders with the president will take place at 2 pm tomorrow, Tuesday.

Should all possible options to form a government fail, the president will call repeat elections that could take place the earliest in three weeks.

PS As I didn’t hear enough support for a technocrats’ government and I assume that neither SYRIZA nor KKE would support such an idea either, I see a short-life government with a judge assigned as PM to lead the country to elections.

I think the only one supporting a technocrats’ government is Venizelos….

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5 comments

  1. Leave the Greeks alone, they will sort it out for themselves. Hopefully they will revert back to the Dracma. Then the English will flood there for their holidays, buy holiday homes etc,etc. We can all eat proper Greek Kebabs, Keo beer from Cyprus, Come on you Greeks stand up for yourselves you dont need the Euro. Thank you.

  2. Looks like Kammenos finally noticed that he makes his party look like total naysayser by refusing to contribute anything in the negotiations about a new government:
    http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_15/05/2012_442139

    Ha! He doesn’t rule out one of his deputies send the letter? Looks like a trick to get back into the spotlight. That the Independent Greeks are in the same boat with the communists as the only parties not invited to Papoulias’ talks must have triggered his alarm bells. The former ND rebels most probably won’t profit from new elections in June and aren’t likely to play a role in a Tsipras government. High time for Kammenos to come out of his hole and take part in the efforts to break the deadlock. Better late than never. Or, as another prominent politician who got swept away by changes once famously said: Those who are late will be punished by life!

  3. They all calling the Greeks ‘THE SICK MAN OF EUROPE”.As I can recall in the late king dynasty CHINA was weak and defenseless and bullied by many and had the nick name “SICK MAN OF ASIA”. WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT CHINA NOW..

  4. keeptalkinggreece

    not to forget the last Ottoman emperor known as the Sick Man at Bosporous – in the beginning of 1900’s. Interesting enough the two historical sick men were emperors…

  5. And Germany was called “the sick man of Europe” in the early 2000s, when most other European nations enjoyed a boom with borrowed money!
    Really. I’m not making that up.