Greece to hold elections in January if president vote fails: PM

December 11, 2014 12:30 PM

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Greece to hold elections in January if president vote fails: PM

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece will hold snap general elections in January if parliament fails to elect a president this month, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Thursday as he called on all lawmakers to avert a national crisis by supporting his candidate for head of state.

"We will all be judged in the coming days," Samaras said in a speech to lawmakers from his conservative New Democracy party. "People do not want elections."

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