Tsipras makes move to trigger swift elections but opposition stands in way

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Elections, SYRIZA
Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com]
Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com]

Alexis Tsipras resigned on Thursday night to pave the way for snap elections but the opposition parties indicated that they would do their utmost to ensure that he does not have things his way.

In a televised speech, Tsipras claimed that the mandate he received in January had “run its course” and that Greek voters should now have an opportunity to have their say on the third bailout.

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