Greek PM Samaras hints at early election

Speaking at the 78th Thessaloniki International Fair, both Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and his coalition partner and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos appeared optimistic that Greece is well on track towards economic recovery in 2014.

Samaras said in his speech on Saturday, a primary budget surplus will be achieved at the end of the year and no additional measures will be needed.

Speaking on Sunday, Venizelos stated Greece has run “4/5 of the way towards a safe and outright exit from the crisis the scrutiny of its European partners and lenders”.

Interestingly enough, however, while Venizelos went on to dismiss any chance of an early general election being called while the PM chose some rhetoric that may hint a general election could come sooner rather than later.

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