Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called snap general elections after his Syriza party came behind the opposition New Democracy party in the European Parliament elections, Reuters reported.
The right-leaning New Democracy party secured 33.27% of the votes in Greece, while the left-leaning Syriza won 23.85%, according to provisional results of the pan-European elections held from May 23 to 26.
The national elections would likely be held by June 30 at the earliest, a party source reportedly told the news wire. Greece must hold elections by October at the latest.
Tsipras has been serving as Greek prime minister since 2015.