After 3 hours of discussion Mr. Papandreou, leader of the ruling party of PASOK, Antonis Samaras, leader of the New Democracy – major opposition party and Mr.George Karatzaferis, leader of the Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS), a far right party, have announced their agreement for the appointment of Mr. Loukas Papadimos to the post of Prime Minister.

In his first statement exiting from the Presidential residence Mr. Papadimos was very unitary; he called the new government “a government of broad cooperation” and a “transitional government”. He stressed that “Greece is at a crossroads” and  the choices made by this government will be decisive. He added that in his opinion the the participation of Greece in the Eurozone is a factor of stability for the country and we can be optimistic for the final result if we stay united. He closed his brief statement saying that there were no conditions put on any party leader.

The new Ministers will be announced tomorrow at 14.00.

Mr. Papadimos CV on wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucas_Papademos