Tsipras resigns, paves way for leadership contest at SYRIZA as left looks to regroup

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: PASOK, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Image: https://www.syriza.gr/
Image: https://www.syriza.gr/

Alexis Tsipras has announced that he is stepping down as leader of SYRIZA after roughly 15 years at the helm of the left-wing grouping, paving the way for a leadership contest that could be a significant factor in the revival of the party and the left/centre-left opposition to the New Democracy government.

In a hastily-arranged press conference on Thursday, Tsipras spoke of the need to create a “new SYRIZA”. He said he would be recommending that SYRIZA holds a leadership contest in which he will not take part. This ends speculation about what Tsipras migh...

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