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Greek PM Alexis Tsipras resigning after bailout rebellion

Greece’s prime minister says he will call early elections in televised address Thursday night


 
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (2nd L) arrives for a meeting of political party leaders at the Presidential Palace in Athens, Greece July 6, 2015. (Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (second left) arrives for a meeting of political party leaders at the Presidential Palace in Athens, Greece July 6, 2015. (Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters)

ATHENS, Greece — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he is stepping down and calling early elections after suffering a rebellion within his left-wing Syriza party over the country’s new bailout program.

In a televised address to the nation Thursday night, Tsipras defended his government’s negotiating tactics and said Greece got the best deal possible for its three-year, 86 billion euro bailout from other eurozone countries.

He said that now that the country has secured its funding, he felt a “deep moral” obligation to lay his actions before the judgment of the Greek people.

Tsipras was due to formally submit his resignation to the country’s president. Elections will be held within a month, with government officials saying Sept. 20 would be the likeliest date.


 
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Greek PM Alexis Tsipras resigning after bailout rebellion

  1. Yeah, another election…..meanwhile the country sinks

  2. It will be interesting to see if any party campaigns on an orderly (or disorderly) departure from the EZ. It’s really hard to see how it’s not in everyone’s long term interest for Greece to leave the EZ (and default on part or all of its debt).

  3. This is the same kind of political party as the NDP, same ideology. This is what pandering gets you.

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