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Candidate president to be announced Tuesday

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will announce the person that he will propose as a candidate President of the Republic on Tuesday, February 17 at SYRIZA’s parliamentary group meeting, government spokesman Gavriil Sakellaridis said on Sunday.

The parliamentary voting for the election of the new Greek President will take place on Wednesday, he added.

Sakellaridis also said that on Sunday the prime minister has had continuous talks with EU and Greek government officials. In the afternoon, he spoke on the phone with the president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker on the negotiation underway.

The government spokesman noted that today the people sent out a resounding message from several places across the country and once again made clear that their dignity is not negotiable.

“With the popular mandate in our hearts and minds, we continue the negotiation just as we started it,” he noted and added “We are ready for a mutually beneficial solution, both for Greece and Europe.”