3/21, 10:35 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Greece's PM: Election in May instead of July

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Tuesday the country's next parliamentary election will take place in May instead of July in the aftermath of a train crash that claimed 57 lives.

Speaking to Alpha, Mitsotakis said it would also be convenient to have the election in July as "a second ballot may be needed. Very likely. And we are not going to hold elections in August." Commenting again on the train collision, he described it as a "tragedy that should never have happened." He stressed he found it "inconceivable" that having two trains in the same line in opposite directions without anyone noticing could have happened in 2023.

Previously, Mitsotakis stated the reason behind the accident was a "tragic human error." The event sparked criticism of the government for alleged negligence toward the country's traffic system, which propelled Transport Minister Kostas Karamanlis to announce his resignation.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / JR