Two Independent Greeks deputies exit anti-bailout party

Two MPs announced their decision to quit the anti-bailout Independent Greeks party on Wednesday. In a letter addressed to House Speaker Evangelos Meimarakis, Chryssoula Maria Giatagana, a deputy representing the northern port city of Thessaloniki, and Constantinos Giovanopoulos, a deputy representing the prefecture of Imathia, northern Greece, announced their decision to go independent without citing the reasons behind their move.

Led by Panos Kammenos, the Independent Greeks party currently holds 15 seats in Parliament.