Greece’s SYRIZA Party on the Path of Division



syrizaGreece’s governing SYRIZA party is slowly moving toward splitting up after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras signed an agreement with the country’s creditors in Brussels, requesting for more austerity measures.

30 SYRIZA MPs have gathered to discuss about their position in the current developments.

Most MPs belong to SYRIZA’s so-called Left Platform, led by Production Reconstruction, Environment and Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis. The party’s parliamentary members do not approve of Tsipras’ agreement and stated they are ready to give up their seats if asked to vote in favor of the new harsh austerity measures.

On Friday’s vote regarding the agreement proposal, two SYRIZA MPs voted no, eight voted “present” and six were absent, with former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis among them.

Meanwhile, fifteen members voted yes but stated they do not approve the agreement and therefore they are not willing to support the new measures.


2 COMMENTS

  1. Yep that’s about right. Had Tsipras been tough he would enjoy much greater popularity in his own party and whether you agree with him or not, he would have remained a man of his WORD. The hourglass has been turned and now it’s only a matter of time for the disgraced PM.

  2. Tsipras is a sell out and a traitor to the greek people, i feel for you and pity what will happen to you guys in the next few years, good luck you will need with the spineless politicians you have

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