Greek parties are unified to overcome the economic crisis

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Greek leaders agreed Sunday to form a new unified government after the resignation of Prime Minister George Papandreou.

The Sacramento Bee reported that the unified government is a traditional government, but does not define a traditional government.

The New York Times does not say that the unified government is traditional. It said that the current Greek party system was a product of a civil war between right and left in late 1940s and increased political ideological gap between left and right. The two-party system had continued for more than 40 years after the end of military dictatorship, but Sunday' decision would take Greek to uncharted waters.

The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times deal with who is going to lead the new government. They say that Lucas Papademos, a former governor in the Bank of Greece and a former vice president in European Central Bank, is believed to be a possible leader.

The Wall Street Journal said that Papandreou said that he has considered Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos as a temporary prime minister in the unified government.

The Los Angeles Times, using an anonymous source, said that besides Papademos, European ombudsman Nikiforso Diamantouros and independent deputy Elsa Papadimitriou are other possible candidates of leaders of the news government, but I wonder using the source is appropriate when the news is really sensitive.

The New York Times, the Sacramento Bee and the Los Angeles Times focus on conflicts between the Panhellenic Socialist Movement and the New Democracy party, reactions from both leaders and background of how the unified government emerged.

However, the Wall Street Journal reports what the unified government means for the Greek future. It said that if Venizelos is in charge of forming the new government, he would urge Parliament to approve the bailout program by creditors.

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