“Clearly and no” was the answer given on Thursday morning by the SYRIZA Member of Parliament, Elena Akrita, to the question of whether she would submit her resignation in order for Stefanos Kasselakis to be in the Parliament if he is the new president of the party. (a total of six resignations are needed for Mr. Kasselakis, who was ninth on the SYRIZA State ballot, to find himself in the seats of the parliament).

As she revealed speaking to Action 24, the reason she will not submit her resignation was because when she had agreed with Alexis Tsipras to be on the SYRIZA State ballot, this was done because the intention of the then president of SYRIZA was for Ms. Akrita to take over the Human Rights sector which would be upgraded to a ministry if the party won the elections.

“Like Othonas Iliopoulos, I too are personal choices of Tsipras. When the proposal was made to me in May 2022, the agreement was very specific. For me, the area that interests me is human rights – women, the disabled, LGBTQI, etc. The intention was that this area would be upgraded to a ministry that I would take over. That’s why I joined and I completely understand Othona and his attitude,” said Elena Akrita.

“I will finish my term not because I care about the salary. I want to work where things are cannibalistic” added the SYRIZA state deputy.