Samaras softens stance on snap elections as decisive presidential vote looms

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Elections, Parliament
Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos []
Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos []

In one more tactical move before the critical final vote for president, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras softened his stance on Sunday, offering a deal to any parties or MPs that back his candidate Stavros Dimas and help avoid snap elections.

In an unscheduled TV address, Samaras (in search of at least 20 votes to elect a president by the final ballot on December 29) offered opposition and independent MPs positions within his government if they help elect Dimas. He also proposed that nationa...

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