Greece’s Green Party Divided Over Support for Ruling SYRIZA

Dozens of officials and ordinary members of the Ecologists-Green party, announced they left the party criticizing its leadership for its unequivocal support for ruling SYRIZA.

At least 80 members signed a document denouncing The Minister of Agriculture; members of Green party Yiannis Tsironis, and Giorgos Dimaras, for implementing and supporting policies that; they claim, are counter to the party’s agenda.

They say that their party has lost its direction and its leadership is blindly following  SYRIZA’s policies. They also announced that they plan to form a new Green party.

The Ecologists-Green party officially joined SYRIZA in government in 2015.