PASOK chief asks party’s political council to step down

PASOK chief Evangelos Venizelos asked the party?s political council members to tender their resignations on Friday afternoon.

The move came after the May 6 general elections pushed the Socialist party into third place with 13.23 percent of the vote, or 41 seats. It was the party’s worst showing at the polls since it was founded in 1974.

Venizelos is expected to ask members of all of PASOK?s regional councils to step down as well, while according to reports, he has set up a steering committee to oversee the party’s overhaul.