Papademos Named New Greek PM
Four days of talks finally lead to official decision
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2011 7:13 AM CST
Lucas Papademos, vice-president of the European Central Bank (ECB) looks on during the monthly news conference on January 15, 2009 in Frankfurt, Germany.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Greece has a new prime minister—presumably for real this time. The AP reports that Lucas Papademos, former VP at the European Central Bank, has been officially named the PM of the new interim coalition government. T he president's office made the announcement today, Reuters adds. Papademos had been the frontrunner to replace George Papandreou, but yesterday parliament speaker Filippos Petsalnikos was named as the likely replacement. That deal then fell through.

Both of Greece’s major political parties appear on board, notes the Wall Street Journal: An “agreement has been reached on Mr. Papademos to become prime minister and he has accepted. Senior members from both parties will make up Mr. Papademos' Cabinet,” says a conservative opposition party official. A socialist party official notes, “It's finally over, we have a new prime minister. Mr. Papademos will be sworn in today.” (Reuters, however, reports that the coalition will be sworn in tomorrow.)

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Nov 10, 2011 12:08 PM CST
remember this story? What happened to Petsalnikos? They (TPTB) needed more control so they inserted Papademos. Strange how he has ties to the giant central banks that rule the world. We are going down a very dark path as a civilization. Everything is right in front of our faces. The writing is on the wall. If you can't see it now, if you don't wake up now, billions will die. This is all part of their plan. It might be too late. The only way to prevent all of this is for every one of us to wake up to the lies we have been fed our entire lives. Many of you will laugh at this comment, a few will reply with hate trying to discredit me - it honestly doesn't matter. Don't take my word for any of this. We live in the age of information - if you question any of this - look it up for yourself.
Nov 10, 2011 11:19 AM CST
So does Papademos have some sort of magic shovel that will dig them out of the deep hole? Or can he beg and bow down to Germany and France better?