The fraction of the “53” within SYRIZA claim that they will fight to pass amendments to political decisions that will have a more leftist approach.
The second SYRIZA Conference entered the third day with cabinet members and MPs voicing their positions, promising more to the Greek people and declaring loyalty to their leftist beliefs.
The “53” hard leftists of the party, led by Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, tabled a text with their disagreement on certain party leadership actions and policies. First of all, they disagree with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras trying to bring former PASOK MPs to the party, stating that they oppose this action. They also ask to correct the injustice done to pensioners receiving low pensions.
The “53” further claim that they are against the leadership’s tendency to eliminate opposing voices within the party and state that the bailout memorandum the government has signed is light years away from true leftist policies.
The faction also express the concern that under the current leadership SYRIZA is changing from a leftist, radical, pluralistic party into a tame, center-leftist party like PASOK.
At the same time, the “53” denied rumors that they are going to propose a new leader for the party.