ATHENS, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister George
Papandreou will resign as soon as a deal for an interim
coalition government is agreed, perhaps as early as Sunday
night, a senior member from his party said.
The main goal, duration and leader of such an administration
must be agreed before Papandreou resigns, PASOK party lawmaker
Telemachos Hitiris told Greek state television.
"We only have to wait for the prime minister's announcements
in the cabinet," he said. "Everything must be done within the
day, otherwise tomorrow it will be hell."
Papandreou has come under fire at home and abroad for his
shortlived plan for a referendum on a euro zone bailout deal. He
survived a confidence vote in parliament on Saturday, but
lawmakers from his party have called on him to quit.
Hitiris said elections should be held after Greece meets its
obligations to euro zone partners, pinning the timing to around
January or February.
(Reporting by Renee Maltezou and Harry Papachristou)
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