SYRIZA's left wing ups pressure on Tsipras but PM retains authority for now

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Despite enduring a testing time during the meeting of SYRIZA’s central committee over the weekend, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras emerged on Sunday without any serious damage and with the majority of the party body backing his handling of negotiations with lenders.

There were two key votes at the end of the two days of deliberations in a central Athens hotel. The first was on a proposal put forward by the Left Platform led by Energy Minister Panayiotis Lafazanis. The left-wing faction called for the government to ...

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