(ANSA) - ATHENS, MARCH 22 - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has announced that the country will hold general elections in May as his government faces widespread anger after the train crash that killed 57 people in February.
"I can tell you with certainty that the elections will be held in May," he said in an interview with the Alpha television channel.
Rail traffic in Greece is gradually resuming today, three weeks after the head-on collision between trains in the Tebi valley on 28 February, which killed 57 people and injured dozens, nine of whom are still being treated in hospital.
The first local and national trains are distributed along limited sections of the railway network, with the simultaneous presence of two station masters in each center and with the mandatory reduction of speed in some areas where the collision potential is considered to be higher.
The suburban railway service which connects the capital to the international airport has also been restored, while for the complete recovery of all lines, including the Athens-Thessaloniki line where the tragedy occurred, it will be necessary to wait until 11 April.