Socialism in Greece
The formal countdown until the 7 July general election begins today.
Mr. Tsipras had no other choice after his enormous defeat in the 26 May European election but to request of the President of the Republic the dissolution of Parliament.
After over four years of SYRIZA rule, the country by all appearances is preparing to turn a page.
Opposition New Democracy's shadow minister for development, Dora Bakoyannis on Tuesday dismissed a four-year program presented by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday in the event that his SYRIZA party is re-elected in snap polls next month as failing to contain measures that will boost economic growth.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' meeting with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos this afternoon the result of which is the dissolution of Parliament and the proclamation of a general election for 7 July marks the formal start of the electoral campaign.
The prime minister's rationale for calling the snap election is the course of the Greek economy and the need to stabilise it.
Bolstered by a strong performance in last month's European Parliament elections, the Party of Equality, Peace and Friendship (KIEF), which represents the interests of Greece's Muslim minority in Western Thrace, is looking for electoral alliances that would boost its chances of parliamentary representation after the July 7 vote.