|Greek Prime Minister G. Papandreou|
Euronews: 04/11/2011/05:33/ - Audio.
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou faces a knife-edge vote of confidence today. It comes after his announcement to hold a referendum on the bailout plan for both Greece and the euro zone stunned world leaders on Monday.
That plan appears to have back-fired, with calls for him to stand down and defections from his party to the extent that he is now in danger of losing the vote if just two of his deputies rebel.
He had earlier agreed to drop the idea of a referendum if he could secure opposition support for the European bailout plan.
Some analysts now say that while it is highly unlikely that a referendum will take place, it is also unlikely that Papandreou will win the confidence vote.
The outcome is not expected until late Friday night.
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H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
66th Session of the
United Nations General Assembly
23 September 2011
In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful “All praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Universe, and peace and blessing be upon our Master and Prophet, Mohammad, and his pure Household, and his noble Companions and on all diine messengers”
“Oh, God, hasten the arrival of Imam Al-Mahdi and grant him good health and victory and make us his followers and those who attest to his rightfufness”
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Let me seize the moment to pay tribute to all those who lost their lives in the past year, particularly to the victims of the tragic famine in Somalia and the devastating flood in Pakistan and especially the earthquake and the ensuing explosions in the nuclear power plant in Japan. I urge everyone to intensify their assistance and aid to the affected populations in these countries.
Over the past years, I spoke about different global issues, and the need to introduce fundamental changes in the current international order.