A bold move by an administration in an impossible position:
Greek bailout: Alexis Tsipras steps down to trigger new elections
Prime minister announces his resignation and paves way for general election, with 20 September predicted as most likely date for a poll
Seven months after he was elected on a promise to overturn austerity, the Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has announced he is stepping down to pave the way for snap elections next month.
As the debt-crippled country received the first tranche of a punishing new €86bn (£61bn) bailout, Tsipras said on Thursday he felt “a moral obligation to place this deal in front of the people, to allow them to judge … both what I have achieved, and my mistakes”. ….
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