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Greek Government Hasn’t Set Date for Election, Minister Says

December 14, 2011

Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos’s interim government hasn’t set a date for elections and will adopt more fiscal measures if it’s in the country’s best interest, Minister of State George Stavropoulos said.

“Nowhere in policy statements has there been a mention of an election date, nor has the prime minister ever spoken of a specific date for elections,” Stavropoulos said today at a briefing in Athens. “Any government that has secured a vote of confidence can govern, as long as it maintains that confidence.”

--With assistance from Natalie Weeks in Athens. Editors: Jennifer M. Freedman, Jerrold Colten

To contact the reporter on this story: Antonis Galanopoulos in Athens at agalanopoulo@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Angela Cullen at acullen8@bloomberg.net


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