Greek government 'still targets September 20 election'
Published 23/08/2015 | 21:53
The Greek government is still aiming for a September 20 election date after the prime minister resigned because of a rebellion in his party over the terms of the country's new bailout deal.
Government spokeswoman Olga Gerovassili told Greek state TV ERT that "as things stand now, September 20 is a feasible election date".
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned on Thursday.
Opposition leader Evangelos Meimarakis, who was asked to form a government, is expected to inform Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos that he has failed.
Panayotis Lafazanis, former minister and leader of Popular Unity party, will be handed a mandate.
If he also fails, a national unity government is possible and if that does not work, Parliament will be dissolved and a caretaker administration sworn in.