PASOK election result key to Greek coalition government survival
As local and European elections approach fast, Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras appears to have less to worry about regarding how his Conservative party will fare and more trouble coming from junior coalition partner PASOK.
Socialist party PASOK leader Evangelos Venizelos publicly stated this week that a poor result for his party in the upcoming European vote would put the stability of the coalition government at risk.
“The government relies on co-operation,” said Venizelos after a meeting with Samaras on May 6, adding that “without PASOK there is no government”.
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(Photo of Venizelos: EC Audiovisual Service)