IMF Chief’s Comments Regarding Papandreou’s Economic Actions



The Prime Minister’s credibility has experienced a “political slap-in-the-face”, main opposition New Democracy (ND) party underlined on Wednesday, in response to previously unused excerpts of statements by IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn.  His statements were broadcast the previous evening during a popular satirical TV programme.
ND spokesman Yiannis Mihelakis stressed that “it has been revealed that Strauss-Kahn and the Premier (George Papandreou) had cooperated for months and in secrecy, while they had a systematic communication because, according to Strauss-Kahn, the Prime Minister wanted to conceal from the people the moves he made to lead the country to the IMF.”
These specific statements by Strauss-Kahn were included in a Canal+ TV network documentary, although they were ultimately edited out of the final version.
Mihelakis called on the government to give a clear response to the questions that have arisen, “because the Greek people should learn what is hidden behind the decision to seek IMF assistance. “When Papandreou stated that ‘there was enough money,  seeking IMF assistance was not an option’ as they secretly planned exactly the opposite, deceiving the Greek people,” he stressed.
(source: ana-mpa)