Tsipras submitted his resignation after facing the largest rebellion yet within his own Syriza party when a third of his legislators voted against or abstained from voting on austerity bailout measures required to reach a deal with European creditors.
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned yesterday, hoping to strengthen his hold on power in snap elections after seven months in office in which he fought Greece’s creditors for a better bailout deal but had to cave in.
Tsipras was to make an announcement Thursday night, another government official said, while he was expected to also visit the country’s president – a necessary formality in calling early elections, for which he would have to step down as prime minister. With a...
Rebels angered by Greece’s worldwide bailout walked out of the leftist Syriza party on Friday, formalising a widely-expected split after leader Alexis Tsipras resigned as prime minister to pave the way for early elections.