SYRIZA loses Umbrella during stormy weekend

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: PASOK-KINAL, SYRIZA

Stefanos Kasselakis’s decision to clash head-on with dissenters in his party led to members of SYRIZA’s left-wing Umbrella faction walking out over the weekend amid fears the opposition party will become a personal vehicle for its new leader. The events left the opposition grouping looking weakened and on the verge of a deeper rift.

Kasselakis presided over two days of fractious debate as SYRIZA’s central committee met to discuss the potential expulsion of four officials who had spoken out against the party leader in the local media. The 35-year-old party president lit a flame unde...

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