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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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