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Friday, November 04, 2011

Greek Confidence Vote Resources

by Calculated Risk on 11/04/2011 05:41:00 PM

A couple of resources:

From the Athens News: Live news blog – November 4 Most recent at top ...

11.40pm "I don't care if I'm not re-eelected."

11.39pm Papandreou: "It's time for cooperation." In June, I tried to set up govt of national cooperation.

11.37pm Mentions more achievements: methadone programme, fast track on developments, surge in tourist numbers, suspending dodgy doctors who take bribes, etc

Also mentioned football!

11.35pm Is reading out a list of things he would do if crossparty agreement can be achieved.

11.33pm Papandreou says all parties should support October 27 agreement.

11.32pm If elections took place, parliament would be out of action for weeks. Would be unable to vote on 2012 budget.

11.30pm Has now turned to subject of elections: he is against elections.

11.28pm With the referendum, he wanted to bypass Byzantium and go back to direct democracy Ancient Greece!
11.26pm Papandreou recounts some of his achievements. Mentions free radio, Open University, delegalising cannabis, allowing migrant children enter university, e-government etc
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