Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen vowed on Monday to pass an austerity budget needed for an EU-IMF bailout and then call an early election. The Greens, junior partner in the ruling coalition, called earlier in the day for a new vote in January.
REUTERS - Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen defied calls to resign on Monday, vowing to stay in power long enough to pass an austerity budget needed for an EU/IMF bailout package, and then call an early election.
IRELAND: HOW DID THE TOAST OF EUROPE COME TO THIS?
Date created : 2010-11-22