Greece dissolves parliament ahead of snap elections

Greece’s Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has dissolved the country’s parliament ahead of snap elections to be held on 25 January.

Dissolution of Parliament comes after it failed to elect the President in the third and final round of voting.

In the third and final round for electing President, ruling government’s candidate Stavros Dimas (former European Commissioner) was defeated by 180 votes, resulting in dissolution of the Parliament.

Prime Minister Antonis Samara’s ruling coalition government had came into power in 2012 after the General Elections.

In 2012 General elections, Prime Minister Samaras-led New Democratic Party had won the elections and formed the government.

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