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
Opposition parties' stance on president provides gov't with little hope so far
Despite earlier speculation that Democratic Left (DIMAR) might disband so its members could join SYRIZA, the one-time coalition partner decided late on Wednesday that it would not make such a move. DIMAR also reaffirmed its decision not to vote for presidential candidate Stavros Dimas, making the chances of him being elected slimmer.
“Members decided unanimously on voting against the government’s candidate for president in all three ballots based on the thinking that DIMAR can contribute to the continuation of policies that trap society and the economy in a dead end,” DIMAR said in ...
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