Greek PM Tsipras to Announce Snap Election on September 20

© AP Photo / Thanassis StavrakisAn Associated Press TV producer edits the video of Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras televised address to the nation in Athens, Friday, July 3, 2015
An Associated Press TV producer edits the video of Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras televised address to the nation in Athens, Friday, July 3, 2015 - Sputnik International
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Tsipras is expected to submit his resignation to be able to take part in the election in September.

A graffiti in Athens, Tuesday, July 7, 2015. - Sputnik International
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is to submit his resignation to the country's president on Thursday to be able to take part in the snap parliamentary election on September 20, local media report.

Earlier on Thursday a source in the Greek government told Sputnik the decision to hold an early election was taken after more than 35 legislators voted against the third international bailout package.

Tsipras is holding a meeting with leaders of political parties, Sputnik correspondent reports. He will meet the president after an address to the nation.

Panagiotis Lafazanis, a prominent member of Tsipras's Syriza party reportedly plans to establish a separate party, Left Platform, with the current parliament speaker Zoi Konstantopoulou.

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