Greek opposition leader says government won't last

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Leader of the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party Nikolaos Michaloliakos speaks at the Parliament in Athens, Saturday, July 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The leader of Greece's main opposition party has accused the country's three-party coalition government of wanting to sell Greece's resources and public companies on the cheap.

Alexis Tsipras, head of the Coalition of the Radical Left party, known as Syriza, told Parliament Saturday he was especially warning those who want to "grab state property on the cheap." He warned would-be buyers of state property that they might lose all their money and face criminal proceedings.

Tsipras proposes a moratorium on the payment of Greece's debt until the country, mired in a deep recession, returns to growth. He predicts his party will soon come to power because the coalition government will fail.

The newly-elected Parliament will stage a vote of confidence on the government at midnight on Sunday.

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