Encouragement for Tsipras ahead of key vote on name deal

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Mitsotakis, New Democracy, Parliament, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphptos
Photo by Panayotis Tzamaros/Fosphptos

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s hopes of securing the five extra votes he needs in Parliament to pass the Prespes Agreement received a boost over Christmas ahead of what is shaping up to be a defining moment for his government.

Potentially, the main source of these extra votes (on top of the 146 SYRIZA MPs that are expected to approve the Macedonia name deal) is centrist To Potami, which seems to have been wavering recently after initially indicating that it favours the agreem...

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