Coalition survives no-confidence vote over name deal but sees majority trimmed
Fallout from Macedonia name deal sparks turmoil for coalition and opposition
Mitsotakis calls for no-confidence vote, hoping to exert more pressure on coalition
Name settlement triggers intense political battle
After reaching name settlement, Skopje and Athens face more hurdles to ratify deal
Tsipras hails name deal with Skopje, Mitsotakis declares fierce opposition
No prospect of compromise for entrenched Greek parties
There will be no meeting of political leaders in Greece to discuss bailout exit plans, debt relief or anything else despite a spate of meetings between party chiefs and President Karolos Papoulias, the only figure that has the authority to convene such talks.
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has rejected SYRIZA’s proposal to hold a meeting to agree on an early election date and a common candidate to succeed Papoulias after the vote is held. He also turned down Democratic Left’s (DIMAR) suggestion that the lead...
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