Crisis: Greece, Karatzaferis asks for "Italian-style" gvt

A letter to Prime Minister Lucas Papademos

06 February, 13:30

(ANSAmed) - ATHENS, 6 FEBRUARY - Giorgos Karatzaferis, the leader of extreme right-wing party Laos, which is supporting the Greek "national rescue" government or "transition government", as Nea Dimocratia leader prefers to call it, together with Pasok (Socialist party) and Nea Dimocratia (centre-right) wrote a letter to Prime Minister Lucas Papademos, asking a re-organization of the government aimed at replacing the heads of important ministries with experts, as in Mario Monti's Italian government. "While we face the last and crucial phase of our initiative aimed at rescuing our Country", Karatzaferis wrote, "I suggest that, for a number of reasons, the government is re-organized according to the same principles underlying Mario Monti's government".

As for the meeting with the Prime Minister and with the other parties supporting the government is concerned, Karatzaferis delivered a speech to the leaders of his party, stating that negotiations were continuing in a satisfactory way and stressing that he and Antonis Samaras (Nea Dimocratia leader) succeeded in "saving" the thirteenth and fourteenth month salaries. "We are halfway of a long journey", Karatzaferis stated, "Negotiations are continuing in a satisfactory way. A hard struggle was underway with the government".(ANSAmed).

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