Greece moves first-round vote in presidential election forward to December 17

The Greek government has caught everyone off guard with a surprise decision to bring forward the presidential election process as soon as possible.

The first vote is to be held on December 17 and the next five days after that. The third and crucial vote for the “180” will take place, according to all indications, between Christmas and New Year.

In any case, before the end of 2014 it will be known whether the government will manage to elect a President or whether the country will be led to early elections, which if this happens, will take place in late January or early February.

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