PM seeks to douse snap election talk, points to October polls

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Elections, SYRIZA, Tsipras

Amid growing speculation that Alexis Tsipras is thinking of rejecting the option of holding snap general elections in May, the prime minister has given the strongest public indication yet that he wants his government to see out its four-year term.

During an event organised in Athens on Monday by SYRIZA MEP Stelios Kouloglou, where Tsipras spoke with young people, he said that he is “resisting” recommendations to hold national elections on the same day as the European Parliament vote, which is due...

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