Makri ousted from Independent Greeks as party welcomes independent MP

Independent Greeks deputy Rachil Makri was on Tuesday ousted from the parliamentary group in the wake of an escalating tiff with leader Panos Kammenos and other members of the right-wing, anti-bailout party.

Makri, who recently filed charges against Kammenos accusing him of violating the party charter, had been referred to the party’s ethics committee following disparaging comments about colleagues on Facebook.

The unanimous decision will not affect Independent Greeks’ parliamentary strength as they Tuesday welcomed independent MP Nikos Nikolopoulos, a former New Democracy deputy who went on to establish his own Christian Democratic Party of Greece.

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