Greece: early elections (August 20)

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"Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced he is resigning and has called an early election." (Source: BBC News)

"As summer bankruptcy fears drift away, Greeks get back to what they know how to do best: elections."
- Tassos Anastassiadis

Expert: Tassos Anastassiadis, Assistant Professor of History & Phrixos B. Papachristidis Chair in Modern Greek Studies, McGill University
Expertise: He can comment on the economic and political situation in Greece.
Contact: tassos.anastassiadis [at] mcgill.ca. Prof. Anastassiadis can be interviewed in English and French.

"Mr. Tsipras is seeking to redefine his electoral base and secure a majority in parliament and the odds are that he will succeed in forming a majority government by the end of next month."
- Ken Matziorinis

Expert: Kenneth Matziorinis, Adjunct Professor of Economics, Mcgill School of Continuing Studies
Expertise: Greece, the euro and the global financial crisis.
Contact: ken.matziorinis [at] mcgill.ca. 514-884-6962. Prof. Matziorinis can be interviewed in English and French.

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