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Tsipras eyes further expansion into centre-left territory after reshuffle
Gains and losses for all sides from vote on constitutional changes
SYRIZA and ND shadow box over next presidential election
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Tension between coalition and political opponents here to stay
Even though Greece’s lenders are turning their attention towards debt relief and the programme exit, two of the most valuable political prizes Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras wants to claim ahead of the next elections, the government still seems to believe it can gain from tension with its political opponents.
Proceedings regarding the preliminary judicial inquiry into the Novartis affair were due to begin on Monday, with members of the committee expected to vote SYRIZA MP Theodoros Dritsas as the panel’s chairman.
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