Following a request by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday, Greece’s President Prokopis Pavlopoulos approved the dissolution of Parliament, with the Presidential Decree posted on Tuesday.
The dissolution of Parliament by the President formally opens the campaign period leading to the Greek general elections on July 7.
President Pavlopoulos approved the formal request made by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after his party suffered heavy losses in European elections.
The new parliament session will open on Wednesday, July 17, when the new MPs will be sworn in.
Following their oath-taking, the parliament will form its presidium through a vote for the new president, vice presidents, and other officials.
The Presidential Decree was posted on the eastern entrance of the parliament building by sergeant-at-arms, Major General Constantinos Kyriazopoulos.