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Leader of nationalist Greek Solution tears the Prespa Agreement in Parliament

From the podium of the Greek Parliament and during a Live Streaming, Kyriakos Velopoulos, the leader of nationalist party Ελληνική Λύση (Greek Solution) tore the Prespa Agreement, that is a copy of the version as published in the Official Gazette. Seeking 5 minutes of publicity ahead of the upcoming European …

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13-year-old boy detained over homophobic verbal attack at SYRIZA leader

Authorities in Volos detained a 13-year-old boy child for the homophobic verbal attack against SYRIZA leader, Stefanos Kasselakis. Kasselakis was delivering a speech in the city in central Greece on Sunday, when a voice was heard shouting at him “fa***t”. The SYRIZA leader replied calmly saying “Be well, come and …

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SYRIZA removes EU candidate over comments on abused women

SYRIZA leader Stefanos Kasselakis has removed a journalist and TV panelist from the party’s list of candidates for the European elections after controversial statements regarding abused women. The removal came after an uproar not only by the society but also from other candidates and SYRIZa members. Candidate Dimitris Papanotas, a …

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Prosecutor orders review on Kasselakis income sources

A prosecutor ordered a review of SYRIZA leader Stefanos Kasselakis’ source-of-income declarations (pothen esches) for possible violation of the law, it was announced on Tuesday. The order for the review will focus on whether Kasselakis violated the law on asset declarations, particularly regulations forbidding Greek leaders of parliamentary parties from …

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“Ceasefire” in SYRIZA until the European elections

The four-day Congress of SYRIZA over the weekend turned up into a circus with dancing elephants and cheering clowns. At the end of the day, on Sunday, all inner-party fronts agreed to bury the tomahawk and proceed “united” to the European elections beginning of June. Until the agreement was reached, …

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Tsipras Mega-Bomb: He urges Kasselakis to seek a vote of confidence by SYRIZA members

Former prime minister Alexis Tsipras, the man who brought Stefanos Kasselakis to SYRIZA, dropped a mega-bomb just an hour before the party Congress commenced on Thursday evening. he urged him to seek a vote of confidence by party members. Practically, the former SYRIZA leader questions and challenges the current leader …

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Same-sex marriage bill stirs conservative ND, left-wing SYRIZA

Former New Democracy prime minister Antonis Samaras has clearly stated for the second time within a few days that he will vote against a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. At the same time, he sharply criticized the proposal of PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis who said that there would be “no voting with …

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SYRIZA: One more MP resigns leaving party with 35 in Parliament

Main opposition party SYRIZA lost one more seat in the Parliament after Magnisia MP Katerina Papanatsiou resigned from the party on Monday. The party has now 35 seats in a Parliament of 300 in total. She justified her decision citing disagreements with the party’s new leadership. Decrying SYRIZA’s “gradual mutation” …

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SYRIZA is falling apart after 9 more MPs leave the left-wing party

Νine lawmakers of left-wing SYRIZA announced on Thursday morning that they break way from Greece’s main opposition party seeking to form their own parliamentary group. Early aftenoon, also MEP Dimitris Papadimoulis announced his departure from the party. The fraction led by former Labor Minister Effie Achtsioglou, known as “6+6,” is …

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Poll: PASOK ahead of main opposition SYRIZA

A survey conducted by Opinion Poll on behalf of Action 24 TV showed that center-left PASOK would come second if elections were held today, overtaking main opposition SYRIZA. In the category of voting intention, ruling New Democracy got 31.1%, ahead of PASOK on 12.9%, with leftist SYRIZA in third place …

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SYRIZA on fire as leader Kasselakis seeks “referendum” to expel members

Leader of main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance, Stefanos Kasselakis, announced on Friday a “referendum” in which grassroot members will decide whether four party members should be ousted from the party. In his post on social media,  he addressed the “Greek people” and the “large majority in the country who want an …

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Former Ministers signal departure from SYRIZA

Former SYRIZA minister Giorgos Stathakis has signaled his departure from the main opposition party, leveling accusations against the new party leader Stefanos Kasselakis and his close circle of advisors for their “anti-leftist hysteria.” In an op-ed published on the News24/7 website on Wednesday, titled “Bidding farewell to a SYRIZA that …

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“I aspire to be the next prime minister for all Greeks,” says Kasselakis

“I aspire to be the next prime minister of the country for all Greeks – domestically and internationally – but my faith is above all in the people who embraced me and propelled me,” Stefanos Kasselakis, the leader of main opposition, left-wing SYRIZA said speaking at the 27th Annual Economist Government …

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