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Democratic Left withdraws its involvement in the government

21 June 2013 / 15:06:55  GRReporter
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Anastasia Balezdrova

The executive commission and the parliamentary group of the Democratic Left party have decided to withdraw its participation in the ruling coalition. The Ministers of Administrative Reform and of Justice, Antonis Manitakis and Antonis Roupakiotis respectively, and the Deputy Ministers of Education and of Health Theodoros Papatheodourou and Fotini Skoupouli will submit their resignations to Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. General and special secretaries in various departments supported by the party will also vacate their posts.

"The country does not need elections. The Democratic Left party will continue to fight for its remaining within the European structures. We will be on that front with our political positions. The Democratic Left party continues to support its reformist policy and solutions within the European reality," leader Fotis Kouvelis declared in an official statement.
The Democratic Left party has decided not to change its policy in relation to the commitments that Greece has taken towards its lenders, which means that the party will not enter the ranks of the opponents of the Memorandum of financial support.

If, in the meantime, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras decides to seek a vote of confidence to the cabinet, the central commission of the party, which will meet next Saturday, will take the decision on the party’s position.

Tags: PoliticsDemocratic LeftFotis KouvelisGovernmentResignations
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