Loretta9 wrote:...lets not forget ..... TROIKA appointed the Greek leader not so long ago...
It's very difficult to forget it when you keep repeating it. The fact that it isn't true doesn't seem to interest you at all? You carry on spouting the myth.
When George Papandreou resigned in November 2011 a government of National Unity was formed to deal with the debt crisis. Lucas Papademos was proposed to act as prime minister as someone with respect who could be accepted by both parties. He was not appointed by the Troika. He only agreed to take on the role providing both ND and PASOK MPs served in the government and it was for a very limited time. The government so formed also had support from the far right Popular Orthodox Rally. Everybody taking part in these negotiations were Greek MPs elected by the Greek people. Their main purpose was to prevent the total collapse of Greek society following the debt crisis. Since he had a PhD in economics, had served as governor of the bank of Greece and as Vice President of the European Central Bank he was not exactly a stupid choice. This government served for six months until May 2012 when elections were held.
After the elections of May 2012 no party had an overall majority and all attempts to form a coalition government failed. Panagiotis Pikrammenos, who was President of the Council of State, then acted as caretaker prime minister until new elections could be held in June 2012. Again this was a sensible choice under the Greek constitution and was not made by the Troika.
After the June elections there was still no party with overall control and the current coalition was formed. Again as an outcome of democratic elections in which the Greek people voted for Greek MPs. Not appointed by the Troika.