The Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has called for snap elections in Greece after a landslide defeat by nearly 10% from the main opposition party, Nea Dimokratia.
Suffering a larger than anticipated loss, Tsipras was responding to SYRIZA’s nearly double digit, crashing defeat with his party members before holding a press conference and announcing his decision.

Under normal circumstances, Tsipras’ 2015 mandate ends in October.

In a speech at SYRIZA party premises, Tsipras said he would...


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