September 24, 2021
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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece’s national elections will be held on 7 July.Greek government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos told Alpha Radio that the elections would be held under the current government and not an interim one. He said that there would be changes in the leadership of the Interior Ministry.Mr Tzanakopoulos also said that Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet with Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos on 10 June to ask for the dissolution of parliament.The announcement of a July date dispels speculation that elections would have taken place in June. The reason for the delay was in order to avoid disrupting the end-of-year exam process at schools.READ MORE: Greek PM Alexis Tsipras to call for snap electionsCommenting on the government’s losses at the European elections on Sunday, Tzanakopoulos said the positive effects of the new economic policy did not become apparent in the little time since Greece exited the bailouts in August 2018.In this context, he said, “it is logical to observe a sense of attrition and dissatisfaction among voters, but there is a 24 per cent who decided to support SYRIZA and this will be the basis for our next effort,” he said.last_img