Greek PM repeats call to avoid snap election

December 27th, 2014  
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Topic: Greek PM repeats call to avoid snap election

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras urged lawmakers on Saturday to prevent the uncertainty of a snap general election by ensuring that a president is elected in a key vote in parliament next week. Speaking ahead of the third and decisive round of the vote to elect a successor to the 85 year-old head of state Karolos Papoulias, Samaras said a general election, which must be held if a new president cannot be appointed, was against the national interest. "The Greek people do not want early elections," he told state television in an interview. ...


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