Former Independent Greeks deputy to run with SYRIZA

A former Independent Greeks lawmaker, Rachil Makri, will be running with leftist SYRIZA in the elections of January 25, it was announced on Friday.

Makri, who was ousted from the nationalist party in November after a rift with leader Panos Kammenos and other members of the right-wing, anti-bailout party, will be running for MP of Kozani in northern Greece.

Her candidacy with the leftist party is seen as controversial, with a number of SYRIZA cadres objecting to her joining their ranks.