Conservative MP Cheimaras resigns

Conservative MP Cheimaras resigns

An MP with the ruling conservatives has resigned from Parliament amid allegations that he misused state money to help his business. 

Themis Cheimaras, an MP for Fthiotida, announced his resignation in a letter to House Speaker Kostantinos Tasoulas on Wednesday. 

Cheimaras, who was elected in 2019, said the reported conflict of interest was result of an “unintentional omission,” adding that he was stepping down in the interest of his New Democracy party. 

“I would never allow such an issue, which concerns me, to be exploited by our political opponents,” he said. 

Cheimaras will be replaced by Eleni Makri-Theodorou, who was runner-up in the Fthiotida regional unit in 2019.

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