A Hard-Nosed Economist Lucas Papademos Aims to Steer Greece out of Crisis

It took days of bickering before Greece's two largest parties finally agreed that Lucas Papademos would lead Greece through the crisis as its interim prime minister. The extended negotiations revealed his political strengths -- and showed that he can stand up to both the socialists and the conservatives.
New Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos stands outside the presidential palace in Athens.

New Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos stands outside the presidential palace in Athens.

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