OPINION

PASOK must find new leader

The sooner PASOK launches proceedings for picking a successor to former Prime Minister George Papandreou the better.

The current stagnation and uncertainty are undermining the work of Greece?s provisional administration led by technocrat economist Lucas Papademos.

The situation inside Greece?s Socialist party, which is a member of the crisis coalition government, is also putting the brakes on the speedy implementation of decisions necessary for the country?s future.

Papandreou knows that he has no other option but to step down from the post of PASOK chairman.

Getting on with the process will benefit the country and help to stabilize domestic politics.

It has become clear that the seriousness of the situation cannot be an excuse for Papandreou to remain at the helm of the Socialist party.

The country needs two big, responsible parties with clear positions and unchallenged leaderships ahead of the next general election.