Greece will hold a snap election on 6 May, government officials said, launching a campaign that may produce no clear results and risk implementation of the bailout plan that saved Athens from bankruptcy.
Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos, who has gained international popularity as troubleshooter in the Greece's debt crisis, is set to lead the Socialist PASOK party in the general elections to be held after Easter.
Greece's coalition parties must tell Brussels today (6 February) whether they accept the painful terms of a new bailout deal, as EU patience wears thin with political dithering in Athens over implementing reforms.
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