Van Rom­puy pleads for unity

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The pres­i­dent of the Euro­pean Coun­cil, Her­man Van Rom­puy, asked for Greek politi­cians to put aside their dif­fer­ences and unite for the good of the coun­try.

“I call on the Greek gov­ern­ment and all Greek po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic lead­ers to take their re­spon­si­bil­ity,” he said dur­ing a speech in Brus­sels yes­ter­day. “This is no time for party pol­i­tics. Too much is at stake, and Greek cit­i­zens know this.

“They ask, and so do the fel­low mem­bers of the eu­ro­zone, that those re­spon­si­ble now take the eco­nomic fu­ture of Greece firmly in hand. This is a time, not to stand di­vided, but for unity in ac­tion.”

How­ever, Aleka Pa­pariga, the leader of the Com­mu­nist Party (KKE), Greece’s third-largest party, re­peated her calls yes­ter­day for elec­tions to be held.

The chief of the right-wing Pop­u­lar Ortho­dox Rally (LAOS), Gior­gos Karatzaferis, also warned his party to be pre­pared for elec­tions. Karatzaferis said that Prime Min­is­ter Ge­orge Pa­pan­dreou’s reshuf­fle would only lead to the cre­ation of a “care­taker” gov­ern­ment.

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