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Greece government aiming for Sept 20 as election date

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - The Greek government says it's still aiming for a Sept. 20 election date after the prime minister resigned because of a rebellion in his party over the terms of the country's new bailout deal. Government spokeswoman Olga Gerovassili told Greek state TV ERT on Sunday that "as things stand now, Sept. 20 is a feasible election date." Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned ...
Source: The Associated Press
UPDATE 2-Far left splits from Tsipras as Greece heads to elections

* Anti-bailout leftists form new party * Long-awaited stability eludes Greece * Conservatives have little chance of forming government * Opposition failure likely to lead to September election * Euro zone warns Greece to stick to bailout promises (Adds quotes, background) ATHENS, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Rebels opposed to Greece's international bailout walked out of the leftist Syriza party on ...
Source: Reuters | By: George Georgiopoulos and Renee Maltezou
Greece is heading for elections next month

Greece's president formally gave the conservative opposition a chance on Friday to form a new government after leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned, but the country appears almost certain to be heading to an election next month. Tsipras quit on Thursday, hoping to strengthen his hold on power in a snap election after seven months in office in which he fought Greece's creditors for a ...
Source: Reuters
Greece heads for election despite opposition coalition efforts

* Conservatives have little chance of forming government * Opposition failure likely to lead to September election * Euro zone warns Greece to stick to bailout promises ATHENS, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Greece's president formally gave the conservative opposition a chance on Friday to form a new government after leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned, but the country appears almost certain to ...
Source: Reuters | By: George Georgiopoulos and Renee Maltezou
Greek PM Tsipras resigns; early election in Sept

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced he would resign on Thursday to pave the way for early elections, saying it was up to Greeks to judge whether he adequately represented them in a battle with foreign lenders on austerity demands. "The political mandate of the Jan. 25 elections has exhausted its limits and now the Greek people have to have their say," Tsipras said in a televised ...
Source: Reuters
UPDATE 3-Greek PM poised to seek snap election to quell party rebellion

* Greek PM huddling with ministers, officials * Greece repays ECB debt with new bailout money * Senior aides argue for elections sooner rather than later (Adds constitutional rule on elections) ATHENS, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is set to seek early elections, state television said on Thursday, hoping to quell a rebellion in his leftist Syriza party and seal support ...
Source: Reuters | By: Renee Maltezou
UPDATE 2-Greek PM poised to call snap election to quell party rebellion

* Greek PM huddling with ministers, officials * Greece repays ECB debt with new bailout money * Senior aides argue for elections sooner rather than later (Recasts) ATHENS, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is set to call early elections, state television said on Thursday, hoping to quell a rebellion in his leftist Syriza party and seal support to implement a tough bailout ...
Source: Reuters | By: Renee Maltezou
UPDATE 1-Greek PM set to announce early elections - state TV

* Greek PM huddling with ministers, officials * Greece repays ECB debt with new bailout money * Senior aides argue for elections sooner rather than later (Recasts) ATHENS, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is set to call early elections, state television said on Thursday, in a bid to quell a mounting rebellion in his leftist Syriza party and seal support to implement a ...
Source: Reuters | By: George Georgiopoulos
Greek PM expected to call snap election on Thursday- state TV

ATHENS, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to announce a snap election later on Thursday, state broadcaster ERT said, in a move to quell a rebellion in his leftist Syriza party after agreeing a new bailout for the country. Speculation of early elections, most likely in September, has grown in recent days with senior aides including Energy Minister Panos ...
Source: Reuters
WRAPUP 1-Germany backs Greek bailout as Tsipras mulls early polls

* Bundestag approves Greek deal after Schaeuble appeal * German, Greek leaders both face rebellions over bailout * Tsipras debates whether to seek early elections * "Mattress cash" yet to return to Greek banks BERLIN/ATHENS, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Germany's parliament approved a third bailout for Greece on Wednesday after Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble argued the country should get "a new ...
Source: Reuters | By: Paul Carrel and Lefteris Papadimas