Opposition want elections or national unity government

Opposition parties are calling for snap elections or the formation of a national unity government amid a rebellion against Prime Minister George Papandreou from his own party.

?The only solution is early elections,? New Democracy spokesman Yiannis Michelakis told Skai TV. He insisted that a conservative government would try to renegotiate Greece?s loan deal with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

The leader of the right-wing Popular Orthodox Rally (LAOS) Giorgos Karatzaferis called on ND leader Antonis Samaras to accept a possible offer to form a government of national unity.

?Mr Papandreou cannot now leave office with any dignity,? he told journalists. ?I ask Antonis Samaras to say ?yes? to a government of national emergency.?

The leader of the centrist Democratic Alliance, Dora Bakoyannis, also called for a coalition government to be formed.