Tsipras gets his way over September congress, gains breathing space from SYRIZA rebels

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: SYRIZA
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After sitting for around 12 hours on Thursday, SYRIZA’s central committee granted brief but potentially vital respite to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras by accepting his proposal for an emergency party congress in September rather than the immediate gathering suggested by those opposing the third bailout.

Shortly after midnight the 201-member committee backed Tsipras’s propsal in a vote by show of hands. It is, therefore, not clear exactly what the balance was within the decision-making body.

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