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Fifty-three Left Platform Members Resign from SYRIZA Central Committee

Fifty-three members of SYRIZA's Central Committee, most of them affiliated with Panagiotis Lafazanis' Left Platform, resigned on Wednesday. In a letter, they stressed that they were unable to serve the new Memorandum signed by Greece, which they said delivered...

SYRIZA Left Platform Rebels Announce New Party 'Popular Unity'

After the resignation of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his government and the decision for snap elections in Greece, the SYRIZA Left Platform announced the formation of a new leftist party. Reportedly, the new party will be called "Popular Unity" as 29...

Tsipras to Decide Time of Snap Elections After Meeting with Key Advisers

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will decide the time of snap elections after a meeting with key advisers at 2:00 pm on Thursday. Tsipras wants to resolve the rift within his party after almost a third of SYRIZA lawmakers voted against the bailout...

Greek Govt Spokeswoman Criticises SYRIZA MP Lafazanis on Statements Against Govt

Greek government spokeswoman Olga Gerovasili criticized former Energy Minister and SYRIZA MP Panagiotis Lafazanis who stated in an interview to Greek media that he will vote against the government. "The Left Platform and Panagiotis Lafazanis announced today through their statements that they...

SYRIZA Hard Leftists to Start New Party in Greece

SYRIZA Left Platform leader Panagiotis Lafazanis has indirectly announced the creation of a new political party by calling Greek people to join a new anti-bailout movement. Lafazanis has issued a written statement just when parliamentary committees began to debate the bailout...

SYRIZA Left Platform Ready to Clash with Greek PM Tsipras

The opposing statements made on Greek radio by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his "opponent," Left Platform leader Panagiotis Lafazanis, show that the Thursday meeting of SYRIZA's Central Committee might end into a showdown within the ruling party. After the...

Greek Deputy Citizen Protection Minister: Varoufakis Undermines Democracy

Greek Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Yiannis Panousis said that the secret plans former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis had to return Greece to the drachma "undermine democracy" and that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will hardly contain the extremist dissidents within his...

SYRIZA Left Platform 'Show' Marks the Split in Greece's Ruling Party

The absurdity of Greece's ruling party is a mirror of the paradox of the country's public opinion and political thinking. Greece's most popular leftist party has a "Left Platform." On Monday night, SYRIZA's infamous Left Platform put on a...

Greek PM Tsipras Buys Political Time by Pushing Further Controversial Bills

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has pushed further the bills on farmers taxation and pension legislation in order to avoid more friction with dissidents within his party. The two bills that would go for vote in Wednesday's plenary have been...

SYRIZA Left Platform Likely to Reject Bailout Deal in Greek Parliament

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is likely to face internal strife over his 86-billion-euro agreement with international creditors on Monday. The deal, which was struck after 17 hours of deliberations and will include more measures and reforms than the ones Greece...