Prime Minister George Papandreou submitted a public proposal to the Democratic Left for the development of a political dialogue which will have a specific agenda, while addressing the party's first congress on Thursday evening, also criticising the other leftist parties.

The prime minister said that it is time for political dialogue to be de-demonised, clarifying that there is no question neither for power nor positions, but the promotion of changes that will benefit the country and for the consolidation of a new political culture.

Papandreou alse referred at length to what he called "clientele state", criticising the main opposition New Democracy party and the the public sector's situation. He reiterated his position on a change in the state so that it will be placed at the service of citizens and not the serving of powerful interests.