The deficit and deliberations ahead of the second round of local government elections, the EU-ECB-IMF troika's pressure to put aside the collective labor agreements and the markets' overture to Greek banks, mostly dominated the headlines on Wednesday in Athens' newspapers.
ADESMEFTOS TYPOS: "More austerity measures to come".
AVGHI: "Third round of measures with lay-offs and cutbacks".
AVRIANI: "4.5 billion euros black hole in deficit brings new snap elections scenarios".
ELEFTHEROS: "Ministers and PASOK cadres pull the carpet from under Papandreou's feet".
ELEFTHEROTYPIA: "Troika threatens salaries in private sector".
ESTIA: "Tragic decisions for the economy".
ETHNOS: "Prime Minister George Papandreou's rage over his ministers' and cadres' wrong handlings".
ELEFTHEROS TYPOS: "The defeat in elections brings in-party clashes, and the day after the elections additional measures".
IMERISSIA: "Deficit off target".
KATHIMERINI: "The measures divide the government".
LOGOS: "In the vise of the troika and rating firms".
NAFTEMPORIKI: "National Bank of Greece and Eurobank offer 8.7 billion euros liquidity to market".
TA NEA: "Government 'sees' unholy alliances between ND and Communist Party in the second round of local government elections".
RIZOSPASTIS: "Government is lying that it will not harm salary and pension earners".
TO VIMA: "Nagging in ruling PASOK and main opposition New Democracy over the local government elections result".
VRADYNI: "Troika wants more blood".