Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras asked President Prokopios Pavlopoulos on Monday to dissolve parliament and set an early election for 7 July.
The prime minister also said he wanted to receive "the people's mandate."
President Pavlopoulos, in turn, accepted the prime minister’s demand; therefore, a presidential decree is expected to be issued soon, according to Greek Reporter.
The meeting between Tsipras and Pavlopoulos was broadcast live on Greek public television ERT.
This comes after in May, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that he intended to hold early national parliamentary elections following the defeat of his Syriza Party in the European Parliament elections.
Tsipras vowed to request "the president to immediately call for national elections" after the second round of regional elections held on 2 June.