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Ex-Bank VP Poised to Lead Greece

Can this guy fix Greece’s debt mess? In anticipation of a government changeover, Greece’s two biggest political parties have decided to join forces and create an “interim national-unity government,” with Lucas Papademos—once vice president of the European Central Bank—poised to become the interim prime minister. Still, no official agreement has been reached, as some members of the Socialist Party are urging for a leader with a more political background. The nation’s current P.M., George Papandreou, has agreed to step down and let his successor oversee the country’s EU bailout.