November 3, 2011
The AP is reporting that, according to sources, the bailout referendum has been scrapped.
We’ve seen rumors flying back and forth all day about the referendum, so we’re not convinced that this one will hold.
Despite BBC reports earlier saying that Greek PM George Papandreou was on the verge of offering his resignation, he remains in office amid rumors over whether he will remain there.
He said that he would never put the euro up as a referendum question, and that he will speak to opposition leader Samaras to determine the next steps for the Greek government.
It appears clear that Papandreou’s political power has all but disintegrated, and it looks unlikely that he and his government would survive a confidence vote Friday if he stays in office that long.
However, this doesn’t mean that the EFSF deal is out of the woods yet. Now Dow Jones is reporting that a new government and end to any talks about referendum could be contingent on a new deal with other EU leaders.
This article was posted: Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 8:21 am