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Greek PM likely to call snap general election: party source

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras prepares to cast his vote for the European and local elections at a polling station in Athens, Greece, May 26, 2019. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is likely to call snap elections in June, a source in his Syriza party said on Sunday on condition of anonymity.

Syriza, in power since 2015, suffered a heavy defeat on Sunday in elections for new delegates to the European Parliament, trailing behind the main opposition New Democracy party by about nine points.

Tsipras was due to issue a statement on Sunday evening.

Reporting By Renee Maltezou, writing by Michele Kambas

Heard from http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/icFXPLrbaPo/greek-pm-likely-to-call-snap-general-election-party-source-idUSKCN1SW0VX

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