New Democracy faces fresh turmoil after ousting MP

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras
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Thinking that it had come through the surveillance scandal relatively unscathed, the government now finds itself facing another onslaught from the opposition after Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis ousted one of his MPs due to his business activities.

Andreas Patsis, an MP for Grevena in northern Greece, was forced out of the ruling centre-right party on Tuesday. This brought the number of New Democracy MPs down to 156, from 158 originally.

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