PM struggling to fulfil same-sex marriage pledge, prompting opposition pressure

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Equality, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA
Photo by Ageliki Koronaiou/Fosphotos
Photo by Ageliki Koronaiou/Fosphotos

The issue of same-sex marriage is turning into somewhat of a thorn in Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’s side as there appears to be little support from within his party for a change to the law – a fact that SYRIZA is looking to exploit as its new leader Stefanos Kasselakis looks to burnish his liberal credentials, especially when compared to the conservative leader.

In his first interview with the foreign media after being re-elected in June, Mitsotakis told Bloomberg TV that he plans to legalise same-sex marriage during his government’s term. Greece recognises civil partnerships between gay couples, but not same-s...

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