Officials hold emergency meeting following statement by army reservists union

Government and judicial officials held an emergency meeting at Supreme Court late Wednesday after a union of Greek army reservists (KEED) issued a statement urging the Greek administration to step down and make way for a national unity government.

The KEED statement, which was posted on the union’s website, said that the coalition government must resign after failing to live up with a constitutional pledge to provide work, health, education, justice and security for all citizens.

The statement included 15 demands, including the resignation of Greek President Karolos Papoulias, and it urged people to join hands with the army.

Greek authorities have not issued an official statement on the reports.

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