November 2nd, 2011
09:31 AM ET

Greek cabinet supports call for referendum

Greece's cabinet voted Wednesday to support Prime Minister George Papandreou's call for a referendum as soon as possible on the latest bailout plan, as Europe's stock markets watched anxiously to see what might happen next.

The vote was unanimous, though some of the ministers expressed criticism prior to casting their votes, CNN affiliate Mega Channel reported.

The cabinet vote came hours before German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and senior figures from the International Monetary Fund and European Union were to meet Wednesday with Greek officials at an emergency meeting in Cannes, France, ahead of the G-20 summit.

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  1. Granted...

    ...this Greek stuff is important. But where's the blog about judge William adams viciously beating his daughter? Just watched half the video and I'm horrified. I thought I was a pretty grizzled internet warrior but it was hard even getting halfway through. The only consolation is that the internet is probably going to mangle his life beyond belief.

    Here's his office # if anyone local wants to reach out and touch someone. 361-790-0138
    (Be nice to the office ladies if you call, they didn't brutalize anyone)

    November 2, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Where did you see this?
    Sometimes I am eternally grateful that I can't get video on my phone.
    That's just...horrific.
    Someone like this shouldn't be able to judge a pie contest at a county fair, much less sit in judgment of others in a court of law.

    November 2, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  3. The Punmaster

    If the vote goes badly, it will open a whole new Cannes of worms.

    November 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Punmaster: you remind me of a blogger that used to be here.
    I miss him dearly.
    Keep 'em coming, mmkay? 😉

    November 2, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Well, this internet Queen would love an answer to the question she put forth to the grizzled warrior, unless he just picks and chooses *who* he which case, whatever.

    November 2, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat2u


    There's a story and video on cnn main page about the judge beating his disabled daughter.

    November 2, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. I was in class... can find the video on youtube and gawker. I don't recommend it though.

    November 2, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Thank you, bobcat and Class.
    I'll read the story.
    I don't have video, thank God.

    November 2, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Why the HELL would anyone put that on YouTube?
    What the hell is WRONG with people?
    Who *gawks* at stuff like this?

    November 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    I misspoke.
    It was the child who posted it herself.
    This happened in 2004, when she was sixteen.
    She was using the computer.
    Heaven forbid.
    I stand by my very first statement:
    He isn't fit to judge anything.

    I can also see why they wouldn't blog this.
    People are so very, very cruel.
    I can only imagine the horrendous remarks.

    November 2, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. The daughter...

    ...uploaded it. The beating happened years ago but apparently he verbally abused her on the phone recenly and she finally decided to pwn his a$$ with it. Hope he loses his job and does time.

    November 2, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. i know....

    ...I just said that. I hope this man gets precisley what he richly deserves...and then some.
    Sick mo fo.

    November 2, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Andreas Moser

    My only confidence vote for Greece concerns Souvlaki, Moussaka and Gyros.

    November 4, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |