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Greece: Opposition demand for early elections

The Greek opposition leader Antonis Samaras right denounced the government’s proposal to hold a referendum on economic policy, and demanded successfully engendering early parliamentary elections, reported correspondent in Athens on Tuesday.

“I have to do my best for the European future and the future of our country will not be threatened,” said Samaras after his meeting with Greek President Karolos Papoulias.

He said the holding of early parliamentary elections is the best alternative for Greece, given the current context.

On Monday Greek Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou demanded a referendum on the new European agreement deletion of part of the Greek debt, which totaled $ 360 billion in exchange for an extensive program of austerity.

Faced with an extremely complicated economic situation, Greece continues to pay its foreign debt and to offset its huge budget deficit thanks to EU funds and the IMF. In the last extraordinary summit of the European Union in Brussels, private investors had agreed to erase half of the Greek debt.

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