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Athens News Agency: News in English, 11-11-09

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  • [01] New Greek PM, government composition to be announced shortly
  • [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

  • [01] New Greek PM, government composition to be announced shortly

    AMNA-- The name of the new Greek prime minister and composition of the new coalition government will be announced shortly after noon on Wednesday, according to sources.

    The sources said that prime minister George Papandreou will be received by President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias by noon, to whom he will tender his resignation and the resignations of his government.amna

    Afterwards, the President will convene a meeting of the Council of the political party leaders with the participation of all the leaders desiring to attend, after which the composition of the new government will be announced.

    Papandreou was in his office until late Tuesday night in consultations with his close aides, government vice president and finance minister Evangelos Venizelos, and the director of the premier's political office Nikos Athanassakis.amna

    Parliament president Philippos Petsalnikos, who was also in his own office until late Tuesday night, categorically denied rumors that he had accepted a proposal to be the next prime minister.

    [02] Athens Newspaper Headlines

    The Wednesday edition of Athens' dailies at a glance

    The delay in the formation of a cooperation government agreement and the political turbulence sparked by Brussels' demand for binding signatures as a condition for the disbursement of the sixth tranche of the bailout loan, mostly dominated the headlines in Athens' newspapers on Wednesday.

    ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "Overnight thriller over the new prime minister".

    AVGHI: "They (Brussels) humiliate Greece".

    AVRIANI: "Antonis (Samaras, main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader) will not sign the blackmailers' 'contract' on Greece's sell out".

    DIMOKRATIA: "Enough! Samaras 'listened' to the people's rage'.

    ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "Samaras: I will not sign, national dignity exists".

    ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Government with x factor".

    ESTIA: "Endless bargaining over the government".

    ETHNOS: "Find a solution! -Thriller over selection of new prime minister".

    IMERISSIA: "With bated breath".

    KATHIMERINI: "Political parties afraid to take the extra step".

    NAFTEMPORIKI: "Coalition government an exercise for 'nerves of steel'."

    RIZOSPASTIS: "Rally on Thursday in Athens".

    TA NEA: "Italy's specter over the sixth tranche of the loan".

    VRADYNI: "Survival guide for bankrupt citizens".

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