SYRIZA MP and minister Nikos Hountis resigns


Nikos Hountis, a SYRIZA MP and alternate foreign minister for European affairs, resigned on Monday.

He was the first leftist MP to quit since Greece signed a deal with its creditors in Brussels. Hountis is expected to replace Manolis Glezos, a SYRIZA MEP who announced his resignation last month, as he was the candidate who came second to Glezos in last year’s European Parliament elections.

Hountis himself will be replaced by journalist Giorgos Kyritsis in the Greek Parliament, meaning that SYRIZA’s presence in Parliament will not be affected by the move.