Greek Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis  has issued a call for the country’s members of Parliament to elect a president during today’s crucial vote in the House, while also urging political parties to commit to reforms.

In an interview published in the Agora financial weekly newspaper on Saturday, Hardouvelis called on the political system to issue a universal commitment to the completion of the necessary reforms in the country.

The finance minister went on to state that “the election of a president of the republic is the way for the atmosphere to return to normality.”