June 15, 2011 / 3:23 PM / 8 years ago

Greek PM proposes forming national unity government: state TV

Greece's Prime Minister George Papandreou (C) is accompanied by adviser Nikos Ziogas (L) and General Secretary of PASOK's national council Nikos Athanasakis (R) as they arrive for a meeting with Greece's President Karolos Papoulias in Athens,June 15, 2011. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou proposed on Wednesday forming a national unity government on condition that it would support EU/IMF bailout plans, national broadcaster Net TV reported on Wednesday.

Papandreou also offered to step down to facilitate the formation of such a national unity government, Net TV said.

“If I am the problem, I am not tied down to my chair. I can discuss everything, even a national unity government,” Papandreou was quoted by Net TV as saying to opposition leader Antonis Samaras.

Reporting by Harry Papachristou; Writing by Ingrid Melander

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