IMF chief urges 'political clarity' from Greece

8th November 2011, Comments 0 comments

IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Tuesday said Greece's priority was to restore "political clarity" as it seeks to name a new leader to replace outgoing socialist Prime Minister George Papandreou.

"What we need from the IMF point of view is political clarity... It is the condition needed for any negotiation and for any disbursement" of funds, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on a visit to Moscow.

Whoever becomes new Greek prime minister will have to persuade the EU and IMF to unlock an eight-billion-euro ($11-billion) slice of aid the finance minister says the country needs by December 15 to pay the bills.

© 2011 AFP

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