16 June, 2011
Through a televised public address, yesterday, June 15, Prime Minister George Papandreou announced his decision to reshuffle the government and seek the Parliament’s vote of confidence on Sunday.
"Tomorrow I will form a new government and shortly after, I shall seek a vote of confidence. I will continue on the same course.
This is the road of duty, […] a national duty, not a partisan one. In my life I have learnt to fight for the country, the economy, the citizens, and principles. Let us all assume our responsibilities to the country," said the Premier
The televised message was preceded by a general strike
called by Greece’s two largest trade union federations, a large public rally on Syntagma Square as well as deliberations between the ruling and the main opposition party concerning the possibility of forming a unity government that would include personalities of general acceptance.
We are continuing the struggle in ND for a change in policy; and a change of the political scene itself. It is now clear that the only one who can provide a solution is the Greek people," he said.
Source: GREEK NEWS AGENDA issued by the Secretariat Genera