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Tsipras to ask president on Monday to call July election

Tsipras to ask president on Monday to call July election

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will visit President Prokopis Pavlopoulos Monday at 6:30 p.m. to ask him to dissolve Parliament and call early general elections. 

Tsipras had signaled that he would call snap elections following leftist SYRIZA's resounding defeat to center-right New Democracy in last month's European Parliament and local and regional authority elections.

The polls are expected to be held on July 7 with the economy, public administration and social welfare expected to dominate the campaigns of the two main parties.