SYRIZA demands dissolution of Parliament, elections now

[Dimitris Peristeris/InTime News]

Greece's main opposition party on Tuesday demanded the dissolution of Parliament and immediate elections, accusing the conservative New Democracy government of being "morally and politically compromised."

"It cannot remain a moment longer," SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras told a press conference in Athens. "We are asking for the immediate dissolution of Parliament and the declaration of elections in three weeks' time." 

Tsipras said his party will, effective immediately, be abstaining from all parliamentary procedures until the prime minister announces a date for the general elections.

"We declare that the longer Mr. [Kyriakos] Mitsotakis refuses to do what must be done, putting all he has committed against democracy and the rule of the law to the judgment of the Greek people, SYRIZA will not sanction the legislative work of a government of transgression," he said...

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