Tsipras shuns growing calls for compromise on presidential vote

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Parliament, SYRIZA

Despite a flurry of calls for the government and the opposition to come to a compromise over the presidential candidate, putting an end to speculation about early elections, SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras made it clear over the weekend that his party is in no mood to compromise.

As the coalition’s options narrow due to protracted talks with the troika and, so far, a lack of the numbers needed to win the presidential vote, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras used an op-ed in Sunday’s Ethnos to make a rare attempt to find common groun...

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