Parliament to be dissolved on Wednesday, gov't spokesman says
“Wednesday would be a safe prediction,” Kapsis said Monday, adding that nothing has changed concerning plans to hold a snap poll in the first week of May.
The government recently rejected speculation that the election might be postponed.
|Seamen vote to drop anchor for 48hr ferry strike|
Ships will remain anchored throughout the country on Tuesday and Wednesday after mariners stuck to their decision to hold a 48-hour strike.
The strike will create serious problems for holidaymakers planning to spend Easter on the islands.
Meeting on Monday, the executive committee of the Panhellenic Seamen's Federation (PNO) voted to continue with the strike 14–1.
Before the meeting, the federation's general secretary, Yiannis Halas, said that the seamen’s health insurance fund should preserve its current independent status.
The PNO is opposed to the inclusion of their fund in the new National Organisation for the Provision of Health Services (EOPYY).
The talks came after no agreement was achieved on Sunday evening between the government and the PNO to avert the protest.
The PNO also called off a meeting with Health and Social Solidarity Minister Andreas Loverdos.
After the fruitless efforts to call off the strike on Sunday night, Shipping Minister Anna Diamantopoulos placed the blame for the impasse at certain trade unionists associated with the Communist Party (KKE), who she said were determined to push ahead with the strike regardless.
"They are not interested in what the government will do or not; of if there will be cooperation and an agreement," she insisted. (Athens News, AMNA)