Greek opposition leader to hold talks with president

Samaras, head of the New Democracy conservatives, to hold talks with the president on Sunday

Greek opposition leader to hold talks with president

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Former Conservative Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will hold talks with the country's president on Sunday, the president's office said, after opposition parties condemned the government's call for a referendum.

Samaras, head of the New Democracy conservatives, earlier this week said he would be willing to participate in a cross-party government to pull Greece back from the brink of bankruptcy.

Samaras says Greece's future in euro at stake in referendum

In addition, Samaras added the July 5th referendum proposed by the ruling Syriza government on the country's bailout terms would end up thrusting Greece out of the euro zone.

"In the referendum, it's not really the deal that is being decided; it's the fate of our country in staying in the euro," Samaras said during a late-night debate in parliament. At the end of the debate, parliament is due to vote on whether to authorize the referendum announced by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday.

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