Coalition majority trimmed further after unexpected loss of ANEL MP

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Independent Greeks, Movement for Change, New Democracy, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The coalition lost another MP on Tuesday, when Independent Greeks (ANEL) deputy Giorgos Lazaridis unexpectedly announced that he was quitting the party in the wake of the Macedonia name deal.

Lazaridis is the second lawmaker to leave the government over the agreement between Athens and Skopje. Another ANEL MP, Dimitris Kammenos, was ousted from the party when he voted in favour of the censure motion New Democracy submitted to Parliament earl...

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