I don't think George Papandreou is responsible for the problems Greece has been experiencing the past several years, except that, as a Pan Hellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) member, he supported the excessive socialistic policies that brought Greece to the horrendous state that it is in today. He's a man of integrity who is respected by world leaders; he was the Foreign Minister the last time (5 years ago?) PASOK was in the majority. And I think only a PASOK leader could pull off the imposition of the austerity measures that are needed to return Greece to some level of budgetary sanity. I feel bad for him; in a normal economic climate, he could have been a successful Prime Minister. His shortcoming, is that, as a socialist, he could not even think of doing anything to encourage private industrial development in Greece, something his father, Andreas destroyed. His father and his followers are responsible for the destruction of Greece. Andreas Papandreou also lacked moral bearing and integrity. I don't know if Samaras or any of the Nea Democratia leaders have anything of value to bring to the agenda, their last tour of office was a disaster. I fear that the opposition leaders are dwarfs and may not have the clout to lead Greece though the reforms it so desperately needs, nor do they had relationships with leaders of other nations. I also get the impression that outside of Papandreou, the Greek politicians are not taking responsibility for the debt Greece incurred, and find it expedient to blame the financial institutions. I wish New Democracy would have agreed to a unity government which would have included Papandreou.