Tsipras faces dissent from SYRIZA MPs but serious rift unlikely at this stage

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Parliament, SYRIZA
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The size of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s task in keeping his party united through the challenging process of implementing the agreement his government has reached with Greece’s creditors became evident on Wednesday night.

After an unusually long meeting of SYRIZA’s parliamentary group, which lasted almost 12 hours, Tsipras asked his MPs to vote by show of hand on whether they are prepared to voted for a four-month extension to Greece’s loan agreement. According to report...

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