Greece: Tsipras demands early general election; PM contemplating cabinet reshuffle

Written by on May 27, 2014 in Europe - Comments Off on Greece: Tsipras demands early general election; PM contemplating cabinet reshuffle

Greece’s main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras met with the President of the Hellenic Republic, Karolos Papoulias, on May 26 and demanded the Prime Minister calls a national election immediately.

Following his party’s victory in Sunday’s European Parliament elections by a 3.75 per cent margin over ruling New Democracy, Tsipras said that the government no longer has the political legitimacy to proceed with crucial negotiations with the country’s international lenders.

He also warned Prime Minister Antonis Samaras against appointing a new Central Bank governor or EU Commissioner without consulting SYRIZA, which, in Tsipras’s view is the most popular party in the country following Sunday’s vote.

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