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Greek parties tap former central banker as prime minister

Greek party leaders have agreed on Lucas Papademos, a former vice-president of the European Central Bank, to head a new interim government until early elections are called some time next year.

The office of Greek President Carolos Papoulias said on Thursday that after talks with party leaders, the president had "given Mr. Papademos the mandate to form a government."

Lucas Papademos, who is 64 and former vice-president of the European Central Bank, is highly regarded internationally for his banking expertise and is viewed by many as the right man to steer Greece out of its precarious economic and financial crisis.

His appointment was held up for four days as Greek party leaders squabbled over various demands as they tried to hammer out a deal on a national unity government. But days of political bickering took their toll, moving the country closer to an economic abyss. After the announcement, however, markets took an upward bounce.

Earlier, the European Union had warned, as party negotiations got started, that the Greek debt crisis was dragging Europe into a new recession, deepening the sense of gloom already hanging over the bloc.

In Athens, the critical power-sharing talks collapsed on Wednesday, with no new prime minister named, despite appeals from other European countries and the International Monetary Fund for Greece to get its house in order.

Party leaders met again at the presidential palace early on Thursday and were joined by Papademos, who had been a favorite for the premiership, but had dropped out of the running after his demand that early elections should not be held as early as February was not met.

Papademos will likely be sworn in on Friday. Greece's leading cleric, Archbishop Hieronymos, canceled a scheduled trip to the Greek islands, in a signal that he may be performing the ceremony.

The stakes are high. As well as winning parliamentary approval for an EU bailout, any new coalition has to pass the country's 2012 budget and secure the latest eight-billion-euro ($5.73 billion) installment of Greece's original rescue package to avoid bankruptcy.

Bildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift:  Not only the Greeks were waiting to see who will lead the country
No replacement

On Wednesday, Prime Minister George Papandreou said he was handing over power to a coalition that did not exist and then failed to install an old-style politician and personal ally as premier.

The European Union and international lenders have watched in dismay as Greek party leaders feuded over a shrinking list of credible candidates to lead a national unity government.

Sources from the country's two main parties said earlier on Wednesday that party leaders had agreed on house speaker Filippos Petsalnikos to head the country's new coalition government.

But Giorgos Karatzaferis, the head of a small right-wing party, reportedly stormed out of a top-level meeting that had been expected to conclude three days of negotiations over Papandreou's replacement. Karatzaferis accused the two main parties of "trickery," but did not give any details.

So far, the parties have agreed that a "100 day" coalition should be set up to push a 130-billion-euro ($180 billion) bailout for Greece through parliament and that elections should be held in February.

'A unity government, right now'

Meanwhile, the population in Greece has grown increasingly outraged over the political deadlock that's arisen over the approval of the EU/IMF bailout package to help the country avoid bankruptcy.

"A national unity government, right now," Ethnos daily said on its front page. "The country and society cannot endure this any more."

Papandreou and Antonis Samaras, head of the main opposition party, New Democracy, agreed on Sunday that the coalition should be formed, but little else. Monday came and went without any accord on who will lead the coalition, despite Papademos emerging as frontrunner.

Frustration was also apparent in Brussels where officials said the new government had to show it was serious about implementing promises Athens has made to its EU and IMF lenders in return for the bailout agreed last month.

"It is essential that the entire political class is now restoring the confidence that had been lost in the Greek commitment to the EU/IMF program," said EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn.

Bildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift:  A new government must implement tough austerity measures
Papandreou caused chaos last week by calling a referendum on the bailout, a vote which might have seen Greeks rejecting the package because of the austerity measures tied to it.

Papandreou backed down, but was forced into agreeing to make way for the unity coalition.

Brussels skeptical

Weary of broken promises from Athens, Rehn said the coalition must "express a clear commitment on paper, in writing, to the EU/IMF program," demanding that both coalition parties sign off on pledges to continue with financial obligations.

Greece faces bankruptcy in December when big debt repayments are due, unless it can get hold of more emergency funding soon.

For two years, the EU has labored to solve the problems of Greece, a very small part of the bloc's economy, leading to doubts about how it would manage if the debt crisis engulfed the far bigger Italian or Spanish economies.

Author: Gregg Benzow, Gabriel Borrud (AFP, AP, Reuters)
Editor: Michael Lawton

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