MP's departure ahead of multi-bill vote highlights pressure on coalition

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Parliament
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The difficulties the government has in maintaining unity while also meeting its bailout commitments came into sharp focus on Thursday, when it was announced that SYRIZA MP Gavriil Sakellaridis was being replaced.

Sakellaridis, a former government spokesman, announced his resignation as an MP after receiving a phone call from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. The premier contacted him following reports that Sakellaridis was intending to abstain from the vote on the ...

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