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Greece readies for new government


A “new era”, a “national bet” and a “new page” were just some of the headlines in Greece this morning ahead of Lucas Papademos being officially sworn in as the new prime minister.

The country will also learn the make up of the cabinet charged with getting Greece back on track.

Papademos insisted on the importance of working together.

“The road ahead will not be easy,” said the man who oversaw the switch from the drachma to the euro in Greece and went on to become a Deputy Head of the European Central Bank.

“But I am confident the problems can be resolved and they will be solved faster, at a smaller cost and more efficiently if there is unity, cooperation and a prudent approach.”

This afternoon’s ceremony starts a parliamentary debate that will conclude with a confidence vote on Sunday night or Monday morning according to reports.

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