PARIS, June 28 France's Christine Lagarde, named
the new head of the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday,
called on the Greek opposition to support the government in
pushing through a new austerity plan.
"If I have one message tonight about Greece, it is to call
on the Greek political opposition to support the party that is
currently in power in a spirit of national unity," Lagarde told
TF1 television, shortly after her appointment was announced.
She said the worst-case scenario would be for Greece to
leave the euro zone and that should be avoided at all cost.
Separately, Lagarde said she was "completely unconcerned"
about a legal investigation under way into an arbitration
settlement case she was involved in in 2008.
(Reporting by Alexandria Sage; Editing by Catherine Bremer)