Greece appoints judge as interim prime minister ahead of new elections

ATHENS, GREECE (AP) – Senior judge Ioannis Salmas was named interim prime minister of Greece on Wednesday after general elections failed to form a new government.

Salmas, 66, will be sworn in on Thursday to lead the interim government until 2019. new elections next monthsaid government officials. The vote is widely expected to take place on June 25th, but has not been officially confirmed.

His appointment came after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ Conservative New Democracy Party won a landslide victory in Sunday’s general election, defeating the left-wing opposition by 20 points. not reach a majority in parliament.

Next month’s elections will be held under a different system of backing the winning party.

Mitsotakis and the leaders of four other political parties represented in parliament held a joint meeting on Wednesday with President Caterina Sakelaropoulo to discuss preparations for the upcoming elections.

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