New Greek PM sworn in

New Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos is sworn in, marking the beginning of his 100 days to turn around the debt-laden country.

November 11, 2011 21:04
New Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos sworn in

Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos 311 (R). (photo credit: Reuters)


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Lucas Papademos was sworn in as Greece's new interim prime minister on Friday.

After being blessed by Orthodox priests, the former vice president of the European Central Bank was sworn in.

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He says his new government will do its best to deal with Greece's many problems.

He has no political experience, but the 64 year old academic is seen as a 'safe pair of hands' when it comes to making tough decisions.

He now has 100 days to get the country back on track, and implement the terms of a 130 billion euro bailout plan to keep the country solvent.

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