Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet on Monday the President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos to ask for early national elections by dissolving parliament.
The meeting, which takes place two weeks after governing SYRIZA lost to opposition New Democracy (ND) by almost 9.5 percent points in the European elections, is expected to take place late afternoon.
The government has signaled that its preferred day for the national polls is July 7.
All 300 seats in the Hellenic Parliament will be contested. It will be the first national election in Greece where the voting age will be lowered to 17, and the number of parliamentary constituencies was increased from 56 to 59.
Athens B, the largest constituency with 44 seats before the 2018 reform, was broken up into smaller constituencies, the largest of which has 18 seats.
On Sunday, the former junior partner in the SYRIZA-led government, the Independent Greeks announced that it will not contest the elections after a humiliating result in the European elections.
The party of former defense minister Panos Kammenos was placed 15th with 0.8 percent of the vote.