SYRIZA caught in push and pull between voters and members over deal

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Parliament, SYRIZA
Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos (]
Photo by Myrto Papadopoulos (]

SYRIZA finds itself caught between party members and MPs, who are reluctant to sign up to a deal with lenders that will mean adopting more austerity measures, and Greek society, which is growing increasingly desperate for a deal as cash dries up.

The resistance within the party was highlighted during a meeting of SYRIZA’s political secretariat on Thursday night, when Deputy Prime Minister Yiannis Dragasakis came under pressure from a number of MPs over the government’s negotiating tactics and th...

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