IMF appointment sends ripples of discontent through SYRIZA

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The appointment of Greece’s representative at the International Monetary Fund would not normally become a hot political issue but SYRIZA has continued its tradition of doing things differently by finding itself in a state of unrest over who will be sent to fill the post in Washington.

The Finance Ministry announced on Friday night that economist Elena Panaritis would be replacing the current Greek official at the IMF, Thanos Katsambas. Panaritis’s background, including her work at the World Bank, was cited as the reason for her appoi...

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