Popular Orthodox Rally (LA.OS) party leader George Karatzaferis emphasised on Friday that the PASOK government "cannot extricate the country from the crisis and cannot tackle the difficult problems laying ahead."

Addressing a party meeting, Karatzaferis also referred to the "completely unsuccessful the government handling of the crisis", while at the same time hinting at the possibility of early elections. According to the LA.OS leader, Prime Minister George Papandreou has, according to the 1986 Constitution, the sole responsibility for the next political moves.

"Either he proceeds with elections, which will clear-up the situation, or he reshuffles the government," Karatzaferis said.

Referring to the premier's address to his ruling party’s national council earlier in the day, Karatzaferis claimed that Papandreou is considering a departure.