George Papandreou won by 153 votes to 144 after announcing he intended to hold power-sharing talks from Saturday and signalled that he was ready to quit after two years in power.Just a minute. Wasn't he ready to go if he wins the vote immediately? But then he has been about to resign for almost as long as he has been Prime Minister. Then again, is he really in power?
To be fair, others think that he is about to resign after negotiating a government of (some) unity. Reuters says:
Papandreou told parliament that he would go to the Greek president on Saturday to discuss formation of a broader-based government that would secure the euro zone bailout, adding that he was willing to discuss who would head a new administration.The leader of the opposition, Antonis Samaras, still thinks that there ought to be an election not a unity government and it looks like Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos may well be the one to take over if Papandreou actually does resign this time.