1. Eurozone

    No Decision on Greek Succession

    Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou addresses Socialist lawmaker members of parliament in Athens, in Athens, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. Greece's embattled prime minister says he has invited opposition conservatives to join talks on a major European debt deal, ignoring calls to hold an early general election. Papandreou on Thursday insisted he never would have put the question of whether Greece stays in the joint euro currency to a popular vote.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

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    Greece will have to wait for a new prime minister after plans for George Papandreou to officially resign were postponed. Talks between party leaders and the Greek president will resume tomorrow. In a televised address, Papandreou reiterated his intention to resign and wished his successor luck, but he didn't say who exactly that successor will be. Other party members tell Reuters that Greece’s new prime minister will likely be Filippos Petsalnikos, the current speaker of Parliament and a veteran socialist. "We have agreed on Petsalnikos, but things can change between now and when the prime minister sees the president," said a source involved in the discussions. Greek citizens and international lenders have been watching nervously as the two parties fought over who will lead the government through the deeply unpopular austerity program.

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