The head of the Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) party George Karatzaferis on Tuesday urged Prime Minister George Papandreou to listen to the advice of President Karolos Papoulias and proceed immediately to a "national alliance" among political parties. Karatzaferis also called on main opposition New Democracy to not oppose such an alliance of forces.
Commenting on Tuesday's meeting between Papoulias and Papandreou, meanwhile, Karatzaferis claimed that the prime minister "appeared to have taken only his mouth to the meeting. Because if he had taken his ear, he would have heard the advice given to him".