PASOK MP questions Venizelos’s ability to lead party in new direction

PASOK MP Costas Skandalidis questioned Monday party leader Evangelos Venizelos’s strategy for the Socialists and called on him to begin contacts with SYRIZA.

“Nobody has the legitimacy to decide the fate of a historic party on his own,” said Skandalidis in an op-ed in Ta New newspaper.

Skandalidis suggested PASOK should end its cooperation with New Democracy after the next general elections and for discussions to begin with other parties, including the “pro-European forces within SYRIZA.”

One of PASOK’s longest-serving deputies, Skandalidis also appeared to pour cold water on the idea of the Socialist forming a permanent grouping with Democratic Left (DIMAR) and To Potami.