Tsipras lays down gauntlet to SYRIZA rebels, proposes September congress or members' vote

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Parliament, SYRIZA
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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras issued an open challenge to the dissenters within SYRIZA on Thursday when he proposed either an emergency congress in September or a ballot of member this Sunday to assess the party's position on the agreement for a third bailout.

The proposals both seek to cut off the advance of SYRIZA's left-wingers, led by ex-Energy Minister Panayiotis Lafazanis, who have been pushing over the last few days for a regular congress to be held immediately - even before an agreement has been reach...

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