Greek PM Tsipras to resign on Thursday: Govt official

 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will submit his resignation to the country`s president later Thursday to clear the way for early elections on Sept. 20, a government official said.

Reuters| Last Updated: Aug 20, 2015, 21:05 PM IST
Greek PM Tsipras to resign on Thursday: Govt official

Athens: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will submit his resignation to the country`s president later Thursday to clear the way for early elections on Sept. 20, a government official said.

Tspiras, elected in January, is expected to make a televised state address on Thursday evening.

Tsipras effectively lost his parliamentary majority after a rebellion by hardliners in his Syriza party who oppose a bailout agreement struck with international lenders.