Greek President to host talks with PM, opposition

Greece Premier George Papandreou survived a confidence vote in his government on Saturday.

Athens: Greece`s President is to convene a meeting between the country`s embattled Prime Minister and the head of the main opposition party in an attempt to broker power-sharing talks and find a way out of a severe political crisis, as pressure mounts to ensure the country avoids bankruptcy.

The President`s office said the meeting would be held at 8:30 pm (1830GMT) on Sunday with the Premier, George Papandreou, and opposition head Antonis Samaras.

Papandreou survived a confidence vote in his government on Saturday, and has said he will step aside if agreement can be reached on the formation of an interim government that will secure a new European debt deal for Greece. Samaras has set Papandreou`s resignation as a condition for participating in any talks.
Bureau Report

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