Greek Police (EL.AS) deputy chief Yiannis Rahovitsas will remain in his position, it was announced on Friday, thus proving speculation of his imminent resignation wrong.

Rahovitsas was reportedly ready to tender his resignation in the wake of the death of two police officers during a shooting with criminals this past week.

An EL.AS supreme council, convened on Friday to decide annual promotions, decided to keep the current police leadership as is.

Consequently, EL.AS chief Lefteris Economou, Rahovitsas and chief of staff Nikos Papayiannopoulos remain in their current positions.