Greek PM Tsipras May Call Early Election TodaySoutheast Europe | August 20, 2015, Thursday // 16:11| views
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras adresses at the parliament, in Athens, Greece, 14 August 2015. EPA/BGNES
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is set to call early general election in a bid to quell a rebellion within his leftist SYRIZA party and build up support for implementing a tough bailout programme, Reuters reported on Thursday.
Tsipras was holding consultations with senior advisers to decide his next move.
Government officials said the previously cited option of a confidence vote had been shelved and the idea of calling early elections as early as the middle of next month had become more likely.
According to ERT state television the timing of snap vote would be announced later on Thursday, Reuters said.