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Greek cabinet supports call for referendum on bailout

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posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 09:37 PM
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Greece's cabinet voted Wednesday to support Prime Minister George Papandreou's call to hold a referendum as soon as possible about the latest bailout plan, ministers coming out of the meeting told a CNN affiliate.

The vote was unanimous, though some of the ministers expressed criticism prior to casting their votes, CNN affiliate Mega Channel reported.

The cabinet vote came hours before German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and senior figures from the International Monetary Fund and European Union were to meet Wednesday with Greek officials at an emergency meeting in Cannes, France, ahead of the G-20 summit.

Their meeting comes a day after U.S. and European stock markets tumbled after Papandreou's call for the referendum on international aid for his country.

A "no" vote could theoretically force Greece to crash out of the euro and send shock waves through the global financial system.


Oh this just gets better!
The cabinet votes unanimously in favour of a Greek referendum. How's the rest of the EU gonna cop that?
And there is now scheduled an emergency meeting (which was already scheduled prior to the cabinet vote) prior to the G20 meeting. Meetings and more meetings!!



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 09:55 PM
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Thats a might big 60 degree turn around since some hours ago when the Minister of Defence sacked ALL military generals, Finance Minister declares the PM mentally unstable then Finance Minister is rushed to hospital with stomach pains and both opposition and many cabinet ministers declared it will be over their dead bodies there will be a referendum.....even though a majority of Greeks don't want the bail out.

So what happened in just afew hours to change their minds? Something to do with the Military? A coup on the horizon?



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 10:35 PM
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Yeah I got no idea man. And what is it with the reshuffle in the Greek military? I was reading it was to ensure their ranks are supportive of Papandreou. Getting it all in place for something!???



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 11:02 PM
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news.yahoo.com...


ATHENS (Reuters) - The Greek government faced possible collapse on Tuesday as ruling party lawmakers demanded Prime Minister George Papandreou resign for throwing the nation's euro membership into jeopardy with a shock call for a referendum.




Some were demanding he resign only around 24 hours ago...and now they voted unanimously for it? Is there something going on that we are not being told? As above poster already said, didnt the financial minister say that the PM is mentally unstable earlier today? Then the military decisions that took place earlier?

Plus there is a vote of confidence on Friday this week. Im not really sure what to expect in the next few days.
edit on 1-11-2011 by buni11687 because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 1 2011 @ 11:21 PM
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THe unexpted ^ is what makes this reality teevee show that much more interesting, unlike other so-called reality shows. I don't know what kind of executive power the Greek PM holds, or what bribes were perhaps at his disposal, but whatever went on behind those closed doors at their little emergency meeting resulted in an extraordinary shift in PM opinion.




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