Democratic Left leader Fotis Kouvelis, in a statement on national television NET on Wednesday, confirmed a telephone contact with prime minister George Papandreou ahead of the latter's extraordinary meeting with President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias.
According to Kouvelis, Papandreou called him shortly before his meeting with President Papoulias and announced to him his decision to meet with the political leaders.

On his part, Kouvelis said that he would attend such a meeting because, as he stated, he believes that "dialogue is always useful".