In an interview on Mega channel, environment minister George Papakonstantinou expressed his view that Lucas Papademos should remain head of the Greek government after the parliamentary elections, or that there should be another prime minister similar to Papademos. He estimated that the elections will have a troubling character, which will be: "on the next day do you want a government in which there is an alliance of ND and LAOS, with Samaras as PM and Karatzaferis as vice president (...) or a government which has widespread participation and with a different person more likely to be in charge? I cannot see who else could do it be besides Papademos". This statement caused a sensation with many party members who do not belong to the Papandreou environment, especially as it was made at a time of intra-party crisis in PASOK.
It is obvious that many are already thinking of getting behind Papademos to avoid their responsibilities or the political consequences of a party defeat. On hearing Papaconstantinou’s statement, top members of PASOK said that such a tactic during the election period will bring adverse effects to those intended, since it will acknowledge the reason for the existence of options for other electoral processes, especially when these procedures will be in full swing.