Greek government-debt crisis

Greece's Parliament Formally Dissolved

Greece's parliament was formally dissolved Wednesday by a decree, officially marking the start of a monthlong election campaign, reports The Wall Street Journal.

The decree, cosigned by President Karolos Papoulias and Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, sets January 25 as the date for new elections and announced that parliament would reconvene on February 5 following those elections.

Independent MP Mika Iatridi welcomed back into New Democracy fold

An independent lawmaker for the islands of the Dodecannese in the southeastern Aegean was welcomed back into the fold of New Democracy on Tuesday, bringing the number of MPs representing the party that is heading Greece's coalition government in snap elections next month to 128 in the 300-seat House.