Greek PM scraps referendum on Greek debt plan
Two officials close to the Greek prime minister say he has scrapped his plan to hold a referendum on the latest European debt deal for Greece after the main opposition leader said would back it.
The two officials said George Papandreou made the comments during an emergency Cabinet meeting Thursday. One also said the premier would not resign despite mounting pressure, and would await the outcome of Friday’s confidence vote in his government.
They spoke on condition of anonymity to disclose talks in the Cabinet meeting, being held in Parliament.