Samaras, Venizelos opt for earlier presidential vote in high-risk strategy to save coalition

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Parliament
By MacroPolis
By MacroPolis

The government has decided to move forward by around two months the presidential vote in Parliament, with the first roll call ballot taking place on December 17, followed by the second three days later and the final round on December 29.

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos caught almost everyone by surprise with their move, although it had been rumoured for the last few days that the election might be held earlier. Samaras and Venizelos have opte...

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