Greece calls snap elections for April
Greece will hold general elections in April, the government said on Monday, hours after parliament voted through tough new austerity measures aimed at saving the country from bankruptcy."This government has one to one-and-a-half months left," spokesman Pantelis Kapsis told journalists. "We will finish up in March and elections will be held in April."Greece took a big step towards a second bailout to avert bankruptcy on Monday after lawmakers approved radical budget cuts despite street battles, with the EU and Germany praising the vote.