Greece’s former prime minister will take over the reins as a new prime minster on Tuesday after his predecessor resigned last week over a scandal over allegations of misuse of state funds.
Greece’s parliament will elect a new president next week, but the elections will take place in stages, with preliminary results expected next week.
New Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has faced widespread criticism over his handling of the corruption scandal, with many of his party colleagues calling for his resignation.
Tsipras had been on a mission to lead a transition of power from a coalition government to a new coalition led by his coalition partner, former Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.
He has faced a wave of protests since the corruption allegations emerged.
His coalition partners have been trying to resolve the crisis and work toward a deal to stabilize the Greek economy and avoid another financial crisis.
Tsapras, who had called for a “no” vote on Monday, told his party lawmakers at a cabinet meeting that the new government will begin its work next week in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
He did not elaborate on the new prime ministerial position.
Tsampras’ party won the parliamentary election on Monday after Tsipros and his allies managed to form a new government that has been criticized for a lack of transparency in its response to the crisis.
The opposition parties, led by Samaras’ party, have accused Tsipris of mishandling the crisis, and he is expected to face a tough task in getting the new cabinet to adopt his policies.
The coalition is currently holding talks with Samaras and his former finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, over the next few weeks.
Tsipos has said he will seek to form his own government, but Varoufakas is likely to remain as Greece’s prime minister until he takes over.