Divisions on center left blight launch of Greek Olive Tree alliance

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: SYRIZA
Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com]
Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos [www.myrtopapadopoulos.com]

An attempt to unit Greece’s centre left under the umbrella of the “Olive Tree” alliance was launched in earnest over the weekend but rather then promoting unity among social democrats it served to highlight their divisions.

The Olive Tree was meant to bring together all the disparate groups on the centre left, including PASOK and Democratic Left (DIMAR). However, DIMAR made it clear very early on that it would not take part in the scheme. Its leader, Fotis Kouvelis, and a ...

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