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.
First Published: Sunday, November 06, 2011, 23:44