SYRIZA MP, Greek Alternate FM Resigns After Bailout Agreement

World » SOUTHEAST EUROPE | July 14, 2015, Tuesday // 12:23
Bulgaria: SYRIZA MP, Greek Alternate FM Resigns After Bailout Agreement SYRIZA MP and alternate foreign minister for European affairs Nikos Hountis. Photo: ekathimerini,com

Greek MP from the main ruling party SYRIZA and alternate foreign minister for European affairs Nikos Hountis announced his resignation on Monday.

He is the first leftist MP to resign since Greece reached an agreement with eurozone leaders on a third bailout on Monday.

Hountis is expected to replace fellow SYRIZA member Manolis Glezos, who resigned from his position as MEP last month, daily Kathimerini informs.

Hountis was the candidate, who came second to Glezos in the 2014 elections for European Parliament.

The journalist Giorgos Kyritsis will take the place of Hountis in parliament, so the presence of SYRIZA will remain unaffected.

This is the second minister to resign the government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis stepped down after the July 5 referendum.

Rumours emerged that Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis, who heads the left wing of SYRIZA, can also resign as Tsipras bowed to the demands of the creditors to carry out deeper reforms in exchange for a new bailout.

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Tags: greece, Syriza, resignation, Nikos Hountis, Manolis Glezos, creditors, Eurozone, bailout, Alexis Tsipras, Yanis Varoufakis, Panagiotis Lafazanis, Referendum
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