Greek PM resigns, snap election looms

SOURCE BBC

Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced he is resigning and has called an early election.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras leaves his office at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, August 20, 2015. Tsipras is due to meet senior advisers shortly to discuss whether to call early elections to quell a rebellion in his leftist Syriza party, a government official said on Thursday.   REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras leaves his office at Maximos Mansion in Athens, Greece, August 20, 2015. Tsipras is due to meet senior advisers shortly to discuss whether to call early elections to quell a rebellion in his leftist Syriza party, a government official said on Thursday. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

Mr Tsipras, who was only elected in January, said he had a moral duty to go to the polls now a third bailout had been secured with European creditors.

The election date is yet to be set but earlier reports suggested 20 September.

Mr Tsipras will lead his leftist Syriza party into the polls, but he has faced a rebellion by some members angry at the bailout’s austerity measures.

He had to agree to painful state sector cuts, including far-reaching pension reforms, in exchange for the bailout – and keeping Greece in the eurozone.

BBC

2 Responses to Greek PM resigns, snap election looms

  1. jrsmith August 20, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Oh, dam it ,I was dreaming , I though the news was Barbados priminister resigns, snap elections , oh, man .

    Reply
  2. Alex Alleyne August 20, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    A man who understand the will of the masses.

    Reply

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