Bid to form alliance for PPC referendum tests SYRIZA's political mettle

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: PPC, SYRIZA
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Although the government is coming under pressure due to its attempts to sell part of Greece's electricity monopoly, the Public Power Corporation (PPC), the confrontation over the privatisation may end up being a sterner test of SYRIZA's mettle than the coalition's.

The opposition party upped the stakes this week by declaring that it would push for a referendum on whether the sale of 30 percent of PPC to a private investor should go ahead. This requires SYRIZA to gather the support of 120 out of 300 MPs so Parliame...

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