SYRIZA rebels launch new group, promising more discomfort for Tsipras

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: SYRIZA
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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras officially has a new rival as of Friday, when former Energy Minister Panayiotis Lafazanis announced the creation of a new party aimed at opposing the bailout and arguing the case for Greece leaving the eurozone.

Lafazanis and 24 other SYRIZA MPs quit SYRIZA on Friday morning to form a party called Popular Unity. The party is made up of Left Plaftform MPs and does not include parliamentary speaker Zoe Konstantopoulou or former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, ...

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