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Greece's PM Offered to Resign for Unity Government

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou told the head of the conservative opposition on Wednesday he would be willing to step down and make way for a national unity government, senior government sources said.

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Papandreou would only do so if a specific framework and targets for the new government were agreed, the sources said.

"Prime Minister Papandreou talked with Mr. Samaras today and proposed that if the two agreed on a framework of specific commitments for changes in the country and the political system and specific targets, he would be willing to stand down from his office," one of the government sources told Reuters.