Lafazanis out of blocks early, announces anti-bailout party ahead of bailout vote

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Parliament

The leader of SYRIZA’s Left Platform, Panayiotis Lafazanis, got out of the blocks early on Thursday as he announced the creation of an anti-bailout party several hours before Parliament was due to vote on the third bailout.

In a statement signed by 11 other SYRIZA members but not high-profile MPs, Lafazanis and his colleagues called for a national movement to oppose the latest memorandum of understanding with international lenders.

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