DIMAR leader criticized by party MP over failure to go

Democratic Left leader Fotis Kouvelis came under heavy fire from one of the party’s MPs, Yiannis Panousis, on Friday over his leadership.

“When a leader says, ‘I’m resigning,’ he goes,” said Panousis in reference to Kouvelis’s decision to tender his resignation after the European Parliament elections May but not to leave the party.

“A real leader knows how to say sorry and leave. He cannot take credit for 6.2 percent [DIMAR’s result in the June 2012 general elections] and none of the blame for 1.3 percent [the party’s result in the EU vote],” added Panousis.

The MP also said that he has no intention of being part of SYRIZA should the party join its forces with the leftists again.

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