SYRIZA accuses ND of covering for cronyism in wake of MP's expulsion

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Mitsotakis, New Democracy, Parliament, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

The business dealings of the recently expelled New Democracy MP Andreas Patsis continue to attract criticism for the ruling party. Opposition SYRIZA is accusing PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis of a long-standing coverup while questions are emerging about the ability of the institutional checks and balances to expose conflicts of interest.

Patsis was expelled following the emergence of his shareholdings in debt collection companies and offshore entities, and his involvement in public contracts in his professional capacity as a lawyer while serving as an MP for a northern Greek constituency.

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