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Centrist Potami to recover parliamentary group status

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Centrist party To Potami saw its parliamentary group restored after two new MPs were sworn in to replace lawmakers who left the party over disagreements regarding the Prespes agreement.

The party had been reduced to three lawmakers following departures in the run-up to the approval of the name deal in Parliament earlier this year. Parliament rules require a minimum of five MPs for an elected party to be represented as a group.

Potami replaced Giorgos Amyras and Katerina Markou, who joined the conservative main opposition, with Antigoni Lymberaki and Nikos Nyfoudis.

Parliament speaker Nikos Voutsis wrote to Potami chief Stavros Theodorakis on Tuesday, approving the restoration of the party’s parliamentary group.