Samaras buys some time with request for confidence vote

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Parliament
en_GB Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com]
Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com]

Amid growing speculation that he would call early elections, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has decided to go in another direction entirely.

It was announced on Wednesday evening that he would seek a confidence vote when Parliament's regular sessions begin on Monday. Should the government survive this ballot, the process for electing a new president will not begin earlier than February, gove...

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