New internal disagreements shake the Greek socialist party – PASOK after the proposal of the former Prime Minister and party leader George Papandreou the party to be reformed and a new congress to elect a new president of the Socialists to be announced.
Papandreou’s proposal came a day after the meeting with the current leader of PASOK and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos. The reason is the open disagreement of the former Prime Minister with the way in which Venizelos leads the party and the proposal of the current leader of the party for forming a broad coalition of center-left which would be led by PASOK.
Such an attempt was made before the European elections, when PASOK took part in the coalition of center-left “Olive”. On this proposal, Venizelos got the support from Papandreou’s predecessor, former Prime Minister Costas Simitis.
Through an announcement, PASOK completely rejected Papandreou’s request, indirectly accusing him of attempting to destabilize the party and the government in a critical period of negotiations with the Three and a serious attempt for improving the condition of the country.
– We won’t allow anyone to change the direction in which the party and the state are headed – reads the announcement from the public relations office of PASOK.