Greek PM rules out snap polls after foreign minister quits

Amman, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ruled out a snap election on Friday following the resignation of his foreign minister, saying his administration still had backing from a majority of lawmakers.

Nikos Kotzias unexpectedly resigned on Wednesday, becoming the first major political casualty of a Tsipras-driven campaign to end a decades-old name dispute with Macedonia.

Speaking to reporters in Brussels, Tsipras said he would take over the foreign affairs portfolio until the process to approve the accord, which changes the ex-Yugoslav republic’s name to North Macedonia, was successfully concluded.

Source: Jordan News Agency