April 13, 2015 / 1:03 PM / in 3 years

Greece dismisses speculation of early elections: government official

A man holding an umbrella walks in front of the parliament building during heavy rainfall in Athens March 13, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

ATHENS (Reuters) - Athens dismissed media reports on Monday that the government was considering calling early elections.

“Once again election scenarios have surfaced. The best answer to those is the popular mandate the government enjoys,” a Greek government official said. “We continue to seek a mutually beneficial solution (with our lenders), respecting the people’s mandate.”

German newspaper Bild reported earlier on Monday that some in the Greek government were looking at new elections.

Reporting by Renee Maltezou; Writing by Karolina Tagaris; editing by John Stonestreet

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