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Greek prime minister calls general election for May 21


( ) -q-18- UNDATED (Correspondent Jeremy House) “a new government.”

Greece’s center-right Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has called a general election on May 21 in the aftermath of a train disaster that has reduced his party’s long-standing majority in opinion polls.

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TAG: Correspondent Jeremy House reporting. Mitsotakis said during a televised Cabinet meeting that “the country needs clear skies … our work continues more boldly and with fewer compromises.”

VERBATIM: The February 28 train crash in northern Greece left 57 people dead. The disaster stirred public anger to cut a lead by the New Democracy party by about half to 4 points over its left-wing main rival Syriza. The election is unlikely to produce a new governm

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