Thursday May 28, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Thessaloniki MP resigns from Democratic Left, reducing seats to 12

Democratic Left (DIMAR) was down to 12 MPs in the 300-seat House on Thursday after Thessaloniki MP Katerina Markou tendered her resignation in a letter accusing the party of being "old-fashioned, insular and plodding."

In her letter, Markou, who represents Thessaloniki's Second Constituency, also accused DIMAR leader Fotis Kouvelis of leading the party astray from "its original values and policies as well as from its ideological identity."

She wrote that she plans to maintain a "presence in developments," suggesting that she may be headed towards To Potami (The River), a new movement that emerged before May's local and European Parliament elections, and whose first congress last month was attended by four DIMAR MPs, including Markou.

Markou's resignation further comes after she refused to back DIMAR's position on a proposal for a referendum over the part-privatization of Public Power Corporation.

Sources suggested that Kouvelis may also be considering ousting MP Grigoris Psarianos for failing to back the motion, a move that would mean DIMAR shedding another seat to bring it to 11.

DIMAR was elected to Parliament in 2011 with 17 seats, forming a coalition government with New Democracy and PASOK. It left the coalition in June 2013 following a rift over the closure of state broadcaster ERT.

The party suffered a defeat in May's polls after seeing its percentage dwindle to 1.2 percent from the 6.1 percent it received in the general elections of June 2012.

ekathimerini.com , Thursday Jul 10, 2014 (11:35)  
Heavy rain hampers traffic, power supplies
Anastasiades, Akinci agree on new crossings on divided island
Greek gov´t says hopes for deal with lenders by Sunday
Less than one-in-three chance of Greece leaving eurozone this year
Moody´s says Greek exit would change nature of euro
A Greek exit from the euro would not mark a return to the debt crisis of 2012, but it would create risks of contagion and change the nature of the monetary union, which was supposed to be pe...
´Three-quarters of way´ to Greece deal, says Moscovici
Greece and its international creditors are "three quarters of the way" to reaching a deal, EU Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Pierre Moscovici said Thursday. "We've gone three...
Inside Business
SOCCER
Panathinaikos conquers PAOK through Tavlaridis goal
A Stathis Tavlaridis goal has brought Panathinaikos to practically within one point from clinching a spot in next season’s Champions League qualifiers, as the Greens made it three out of thr...
SOCCER
AEK Athens returns to top league after financial collapse
Greek club AEK Athens has just returned to the country's top soccer league, two years after financial collapse sent it to a lower league. One of the country's largest clubs, AEK sealed its s...
Inside Sports
COMMENTARY
Greece´s Cuban pathway to a parallel currency
The idea of a parallel currency for Greece is worthy of consideration, with even German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble broaching the possibility as Greece fails to reach an agreement wi...
COMMENTARY
Endless confusion and worry
The Holy See on Wednesday expressed its own view regarding the Greek crisis. Cardinal Pietro Parolin – the Vatican’s equivalent of prime minister – voiced his concern over ongoing negotiatio...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Moody´s says Greek exit would change nature of euro
2. ´Three-quarters of way´ to Greece deal, says Moscovici
3. Greek design picked for commemorative euro coin
4. Heavy rain hampers traffic, power supplies
5. Anastasiades, Akinci agree on new crossings on divided island
6. Greek gov´t says hopes for deal with lenders by Sunday
more news
Today
This Week
1. Endless confusion and worry
2. G-7 weighs in on Greece as Tsipras government told to be serious
3. ECB's Nowotny says no to loosening funding for Greece now
4. Lagarde says still much work to do in Greek debt talks
5. Following up on a positive step
6. European shares edge lower as Greek deal optimism fades
Today
This Week
1. Conspiracy madness
2. Hotel contracts with a ‘Greek default clause’
3. Neither Grexit nor a dual currency will solve Greece’s problems
4. Some 300 mln left banks on Tuesday
5. No more 'quick and dirty' fixes for Greece
6. Merkel said to plan address for Greece if deal reached
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.