Greek PM Tsipras to resign on Aug. 20: gov't official
ATHENS - Reuters
AP photoGreek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will submit his resignation to the country's president later Aug. 20 to clear the way for early elections on Sept. 20, a government official said.
Tspiras, elected in January, is expected to make a televised state address on Aug. 20 evening.
Tsipras effectively lost his parliamentary majority after a rebellion by hardliners in his Syriza party who oppose a bailout agreement struck with international lenders.