Tsipras Calls Early Greek Elections to Strengthen Grip on Power

August 20, 2015 7:41 PM

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Tsipras Calls Early Greek Elections to Strengthen Grip on Power

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced he will step down with an eye to snap elections, a move the embattled leader will likely use to shut out dissenters and return to power with a more manageable coalition.

“Now the Greek people need to have their say,” Tsipras said. “With your vote you will show who can lead Greece on the difficult but promising road ahead of us, and how. With your vote you will judge us all.”

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