Greek PM Samaras rules out triple election scenario

Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras has ruled out the possibility of simultaneous general, local and European Parliament elections in May, while emphasising that the government’s absolute priority is the country’s exit from the ongoing financial crisis.

In an interview with Greek daily Kathimerini, the Premier said the “triple election” would suit his party’s interests but not the country’s effort to exit the crisis.

Samaras revealed that a decision by EU counterparts on how the issue of Greece’s debt will be dealt with is expected in spring 2014 at the latest.

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