Athens Digest 26.05.2019 [BREAKING NEWS]

• Tsipras calls snap general election

# Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called a snap general election after suffering a heavy defeat to conservative rival New Democracy in European and local government elections. Tsipras said he would formally seek elections after the second round of municipal elections next Sunday. Elections are expected on June 30.

Latest results (26 percent of votes counted):

New  Democracy 33.27 percent
Syriza 23.91 percent
Movement for Change 7.21 percent
Communist party (KKE) 5.76 percent
Golden Dawn 4.94 percent