Greeceapandreou Eying Resignation In Favor Of Coaltion Govt ATHENS (MNI) - Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou "is considering stepping down in the name of unity, government spokesman George Petalotis told reporters here Wednesday. The main opposition party leader, Antonis Samaras, had called for the resignation in favor coalition government under a new prime minister of joint acceptance, according to media reports. You have failed and no longer have the support of the people or the markets, Samaras was reported as saying to Papandreou. During a telephone conversation between the two, the conservative party leader once again rejected an appeal to vote in favour of the tax-burdened medium-term fiscal plan introduced by the government last week. According to the media, the opposition leader said that the new government should renegotiate the current lending agreement, the medium-term fiscal plan, with EU leaders and undertake the task of negotiating the new loan which is on the cards for Greece. After that, the emergency government would step down, opening the way to early elections. The government spokesman said that the resignation scenario was the prime ministers idea and not Mr Samarass. The prime minister appeared to propose that the new government should include not only the two main parties but as many parties as possible and should not just be formed just for the next few months to renegotiate economic policy with the EU and the IMF, but rather for a two-year term. The reports say the prime minister proposed that the new government should also change the electoral laws, amend the constitution and carry out a new economic policy. Papandreou is expected to make a new round of calls with all party leaders before addressing the public later this evening. Political analysts say that there is only a slim chance that Papandreou will announce his resignation today. Instead, it is speculated that he will give an indication that he is willing to discuss a coalition government with a new premier, for which negotiations might take weeks. While the governing and the main opposition parties quarrel over whose idea it was to form a coalition government, tensions continue to mount in the streets of Athens, where thousands of protestors are clashing with the police.