High-profile PASOK party deputy and former minister Vasso Papandreou, addressing the ruling party's Parliamentary group on Thursday evening, made the following statement:
"It is the first time that I am concerned for PASOK and mainly for the country. The situation is very crucial. It depends on us if the country shall have a future as the new generation would like. Yesterday's events, as well as politics brought us here."
In addressing the prime minister, the former high-ranking minister said:
"The Parliamentary group, despite the unbelievable mishaps of the government, supported you and voted for measures of unprecedented harshness for the people. Only a cut in salaries and pensions was implemented. Unbelievable mockery of the economic staff for 18 months and you supported it, continuously."