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Greek gov’t does not rule out Parliamentary elections in May

The Greek government did not expressively said it but did not ruled out early parliamentary elections in upcoming May, together with the Municipality and European elections. “The interior ministry must and will be ready for all possibilities, including the holding of local, European and general elections together in May,” Interior Minister Alexis Charitsis said on Monday.

He added that the elections will be held in the best way possible, on a technical and institutional level, using a series of technological innovations that will be introduced for the first time.

While main opposition party, conservative New Democracy has been demanding for elections ever since Kyriakos Mitsotakis was elected party leader in January 2016, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is determined to conclude his term and hold the elections in upcoming October.

Referring to a draft law on naturalisations, the minister said: “The effort we are making aims to create an objective and transparent system for granting nationality to those categories of our fellow citizens that are entitled to it, under the Constitution and the law.”

On the vote of Greeks abroad, Charitsis urged “greater responsibility from the forces of the opposition regarding this thorny issue, as this government is the first that has the will to address this issue since 2001.”

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