Greek government brings forward key presidential vote to this month

December 8, 2014 8:05 PM

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Greek government brings forward key presidential vote to this month

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's government on Monday brought forward a crucial presidential vote by two months, in a surprise move after securing a two-month extension of its bailout program.

The government said it had asked for parliament to move quickly so that the vote to elect a new president could be held on Dec. 17. The process was initially due to begin on Feb. 15.

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