In an interview with Kathimerini, SYRIZA leader Stefanos Kasselakis declares that he is ready to sit at the same table with other progressive parties, provided they respect his party’s role as the main opposition.

27.02.2024 / 08:04

After four days of intense behind-the-scenes activity at the SYRIZA congress, turmoil and a charged atmosphere that went far beyond political boundaries, the polarizing tendencies within the party remain.

24.02.2024 / 08:35

After the withdrawal of Dionysis Temponeras, SYRIZA’s leadership battle is likely to end up being a race for two after Olga Gerovasili’s candidature with the behind-the-scenes support of former leader Alexis Tsipras, against the incumbent Stefanos Kasselakis.

20.02.2024 / 09:00

SYRIZA leader Stefanos Kasselakis appears to be increasingly isolated as criticism of his leadership is not only coming from opponents within the party, but also from those who had until recently backed him.

11.11.2023 / 09:31

Main opposition SYRIZA has been plunged into turmoil again, after the proposal by its leader Stefanos Kasselakis to hold a referendum about the expulsion of prominent dissenters from the party appears to have backfired as senior figures that had so far backed him expressed their disagreement.

23.10.2023 / 22:03

A few weeks before the convening of the party’s crucial Central Committee and just a few days after an incident-packed meeting of the Political Secretariat, the situation within main opposition SYRIZA appears to be heading toward a climax with the resignation on Monday of a senior member of the party’s European Parliament group.

19.10.2023 / 10:20

The “Umbrella” faction within left-wing opposition SYRIZA lashed out at the new president, Stefanos Kasselakis, on Wednesday over the direction he is taking the party.

17.10.2023 / 20:18

Despite comments by former PASOK leader George Papandreou on Sunday that the victory of Haris Doukas in the Athens mayoral race was a great opportunity for an alliance with SYRIZA in view of the European elections, PASOK’s leadership does not share the same view.

17.10.2023 / 08:43

With SYRIZA riveted by internal turmoil, triggered by repeated electoral losses and the assumption of its leadership by “outsider” Stefanos Kasselakis, a representative of the “Umbrella” faction, which represents the left-wing opposition within the party, has told Kathimerini that “it is finished.”

12.10.2023 / 08:30

The ongoing crisis in main opposition SYRIZA appears unrelenting as the leftist party’s newly elected leader Stefanos Kasselakis issued a stark warning on Wednesday to dissenters that they would be excluded from the ballot papers. Shortly before the meeting of the Bureau of the Parliamentary Group concluded, Kasselakis posted that “anyone who undermines the unity […]

27.09.2023 / 12:58

The new leader of the opposition, Stefanos Kasselakis, began his tenure as leader of the left-wing SYRIZA party by making some modest personnel changes that have already resulted in pushback.

26.09.2023 / 17:36

The day after the triumphant election of political neophyte Stefanos Kasselakis as a new opposition leader finds left-wing SYRIZA facing a new era, after 15 years of Alexis Tsipras’ leadership.

23.09.2023 / 08:38

With elections for a new leader of SYRIZA just a day away and the main opposition party in the grip of a veritable civil war, the acrimony between the rival camps of Stefanos Kasselakis and Effie Achtsioglou is also raising questions about its cohesion after the elections, no matter who the winner is.

19.09.2023 / 08:42

The estimated 70,000 registered members of SYRIZA who did not vote on Sunday in the first round of the elections for a new leader could have a catalytic effect on the final outcome. 

05.09.2023 / 23:00

SYRIZA lawmaker Effie Achtsioglou, considered by analysts as one of the front-runners to succeed Alexis Tsipras as the leader of the leftist opposition party, spoke to Kathimerini about her campaign, the criticism she has received from within SYRIZA, and the way the party will operate if she is elected president. The […]