Main opposition New Democracy (ND) party spokesman Yiannis Mihelakis on Tuesday again accused ruling PASOK party of being behind rumours for snap elections, which he charged "surface every time the government is in trouble as a result of its dead end policy."

He also rejected the likelihood of election cooperation with opposition Popular Orthodox Rally (LA.OS), reminding that the latter party and its MPs voted in favour of the EC-ECB-IMF memorandum in Parliament.

Responding to a question concerning the settlement of debts accumulated by PASOK and ND, Mihelakis stressed that his party’s financial state will be presented shortly.

Referring to the latest layoffs in the Hellenic Telecommu-nications Organization (OTE) group’s mobile phone service provider Cosmote, he repeated ND’s position that they are not justified by the company’s financial situation.