Name deal set to be key factor in determining lifespan of SYRIZA-ANEL coalition

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Independent Greeks, Kammenos, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

Although differences between coalition partners SYRIZA and Independent Greeks (ANEL) over the Macedonia name deal show no signs of abating, the government is making it clear that these different views will not trigger a premature end for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s administration.

ANEL leader and Defence Minister Panos Kammenos called on Wednesday for the deal signed by Tsipras and his counterpart from Skopke, Zoran Zaev, on Sunday to be approved in Greek Parliament by an enhanced majority of 180 out of 300 MPs.

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