Former prime minister and New Democracy honorary president Constantinos Mitsotakis was to meet with President Karolos Papoulis at 2 p.m. on Friday after the former requested the meeting, citing rising concern over political upheaval as a second round of crucial presidential elections looms.

On Thursday Mitsotakis met with Independent Greeks leader Panos Kammenos and noted, in a statement issued after the talks, that snap elections could throw the country into a period of upheaval and a possible exit from the eurozone. The former premier called on political parties to put the country's fate above party and personal interests.

Kammenos, for his part, remarked that political consensus could wait until after snap elections.