In absence of deal with lenders, some in SYRIZA keep political options open

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

A comment by Interior Minister Panos Skourletis on Monday regarding the need for any agreement with the institutions to be approved by a qualified majority in Parliament has revived speculation about the possibility of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras struggling to convince his MPs to support the deal.

Skourletis said in a radio interview on Monday that an enhanced majority should be demanded for the vote on the new measures, although he did not set a precise figure and admitted that this was his personal view.

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