Inquiring minds scoff at the preposterous Financial Times headline a ‘Glimmer of hope’ for Greek coalition
The "Glimmer of Hope" that Financial Times writer Kerin Hope speaks of is the possibility of a coalition that last until 2014 before new elections.
I strongly disagree. I believe another coalition whose sole purpose is to keep Greece in the eurozone will result in more years of useless torture.
Here are a few snips from the Financial Times.
Greek conservative leader Antonis Samaras said on Friday there were still hopes a government could be formed after Sunday’s inconclusive election to avoid a repeat poll.
“We are fighting to form a government and there are still hopes this can done,” Mr Samaras told his parliamentary group, adding that he welcomed the proposal of a small, moderate leftist party for a national unity government.
Earlier, he met Socialist leader Evangelos Venizelos, who has been given a three-day mandate to try to form a government.
Mr Venizelos on Thursday launched a last-ditch attempt to form a coalition government and avert a fresh general election next month that could push the country closer to exiting the euro.
He said he was not optimistic, but “discerned a glimmer of hope” in discussions with Fotis Kouvelis, leader of the small leftwing party Democratic Left, who appeared to have softened his previous opposition to co-operating with the socialists and conservatives in government.
Such a three-way coalition could “just possibly” survive until the European parliament elections in mid-2014, “when the country should be on the road to recovery”, said one Pasok lawmaker, referring to forecasts by the EU and International Monetary Fund for modest growth that year.
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