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Dec 29, 2014 6:23 AM

Greece to hold early general election on Jan 25

The Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras says the country will hold early national elections on Jan. 25, after lawmakers failed to elect a new president in a third and final round of voting.

His coalition government's candidate for the presidential post, the 73-year-old former European commissioner Stavros Dimas, garnered 168 votes Monday from parliament's 300 seats short of the 180 votes needed to win.


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