Main opposition New Democracy (ND) party leader Antonis Samaras called for elections after his talks with Prime Minister George Papandreou on Wednesday.
"Mr. Papandreou made his choices and the people can judge. Tomorrow's reshuffle has to do with persons and balances. Unfortunately for the Greek people the government policy will remain the same. We are continuing the struggle in ND for a change in policy. And a change of the political scene itself now. It is now clear that the only one who can provide a solution is the Greek people," he said.

He also said that he requested from Papandreou to resign from the prime minister's post and that Papandreou accepted at first and utimately rejected it. "And so a historic opportunity was lost," Samaras stressed.