First Greek presidential vote to set tempo for final ballot on Dec 29

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Parliament

The first round of the presidential ballot on Wednesday evening (7 p.m. Greek time) is unlikely to provide any clear indications about whether the current Greek Parliament will manage to elect a new head of state by the final vote on December 29.

The government is expected to obtain at least 161 votes as six independent MPs (Giorgos Davris, Christos Aidonis, Panayiotis Melas, Spyros Lykoudis, Grigoris Psarianos and Katerina Markou) have declared publicly their intention to vote with the governme...

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