Moment of reckoning for SYRIZA as firebrand MP threatened with deselection

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Elections, SYRIZA, Tsipras

The falling out between SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras and one of his party’s most high-profile MPs, Cretan parliamentarian Pavlos Polakis, spelled more turmoil for Greece’s main opposition party.

With elections widely believed to be a matter of weeks away, the episode brings to a head the internal tension between moderate and radical elements of the party with potentially long-reaching consequences.

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