Government braces for farmers' protest, SYRIZA officials put out by leader's approach

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Agriculture, Mitsotakis, New Democracy, SYRIZA
Photo by Lazaros Koutsoukos/Fosphotos
Photo by Lazaros Koutsoukos/Fosphotos

The government is bracing itself for a major demonstration in Athens by farmers following an inability to satisfy the agricultural sector’s demands, but one of New Democracy’s main opponents, SYRIZA, is in danger of imploding in the meanwhile as the leadership of Stefanos Kasselakis continues to encounter serious problems.

Talks between Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and representatives of the protesting farmers last week failed to result in the kind of pledges that could avert further demonstrations. After the meeting, the farmers decided to put into action a plan to...

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