“We fought to avert more recession, more unemployment, more business closures,” he said. Many ND cadres, however, were not satisfied. ND deputy Yiannis Manolis resigned as party secretary for trade union issues in protest at Thursday's deal. In PASOK, dissent appeared to be even stronger, with fears that several MPs who are unlikely to be re-elected will vote against the new measures. Deputy Labor Minister Yiannis Koutsoukos, a PASOK lawmaker, resigned from the interim government, saying he disagreed strongly with some of the terms of Greece’s new bailout. Koutsoukos said that some of the measures included in the deal were unconstitutional, breached treaties and went against European norms. He also blasted the role of the International Monetary Fund, saying it was “beholden to its own ideology” and “serving certain interests.”
He accused the Washington-based fund of ignoring the impact that the measures would have on the deep recession in Greece. A first vote on the new package of measures, the debt swap -- known as PSI, for private sector involvement -- and the recapitalization of banks is due to be held on Sunday. A second vote -- on the implementation of the new measures -- is expected to be held within the two weeks of the first ballot.