SYRIZA rebels poised to launch new group after split

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: New Democracy, Parliament, SYRIZA
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The 11 MPs who quit SYRIZA in protest at the leadership of Stefanos Kasselakis are poised to form their own parliamentary group, facing the challenge of directing their fire at New Democracy, which continues to be dogged by the same-sex marriage issue, rather than become embroiled in a battle with their former party.

It emerged on Tuesday that the 11 have decided that former interior minister Alexis Charitsis will preside over the new group. It is thought that this is a decision born of compromise as the new parliamentary group will be made up of two ex-SYRIZA facti...

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