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Greece: Tsipras to stand again after calling snap elections00:19

Greece: Tsipras to stand again after calling snap elections

Greece, Athens
August 20, 2015 at 20:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras stated that his people had not "lived the most beautiful days" during his time in office due to the "vice of negotiations," as he spoke from Athens of Thursday. Despite the issues, he vowed to seek re-election and continue his government programme, after he called for snap elections after overseeing Greece sign up to a third bailout.

During his speech, the Greek Prime Minister announced his resignation and called for early elections.

Tsipras stated that the "popular mandate" he received in January "has expired," adding that "it is about time for the sovereign people to get the power."

The move follows the Greek parliament voting in favour of a third bailout by Greece's creditors - the European Commission (EC), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In securing votes for the bailout, 43 Syriza MPs out of 149 rebelled against the party-line of Tsipras.

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The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras stated that his people had not "lived the most beautiful days" during his time in office due to the "vice of negotiations," as he spoke from Athens of Thursday. Despite the issues, he vowed to seek re-election and continue his government programme, after he called for snap elections after overseeing Greece sign up to a third bailout.

During his speech, the Greek Prime Minister announced his resignation and called for early elections.

Tsipras stated that the "popular mandate" he received in January "has expired," adding that "it is about time for the sovereign people to get the power."

The move follows the Greek parliament voting in favour of a third bailout by Greece's creditors - the European Commission (EC), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In securing votes for the bailout, 43 Syriza MPs out of 149 rebelled against the party-line of Tsipras.