Greece: Partnership Of Enemies

Partnership Of Enemies

In the end there were only two choices: hold the third national election in less than a year, or adopt the parliamentary course of last resort, a government of national unity. Last week Greece's three warring political groups swallowed hard and chose the latter. In the new government that was . sworn in last week, conservatives, socialists and Communists are for the first time ever steering the ship of state in unison. The new coalition, which is led by Prime Minister Xenophon Zolotas, 85, a former governor of the Bank of Greece, will remain in office until new elections in April.

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