The team of Efi Ahtsioglou, Dionysis Teboneras and the members of “Umbrella” they left the meeting of the Central Committee of SYRIZA, because the presidency did not accept their proposal to precede a debate on the referendum.

He preceded motion of censure of Nasos Iliopoulos at the presidium.

Ahtsioglou: “Existential issue”

“Today I raised an existential issue regarding the president’s speech on the referendum. An undemocratic and divisive proposal for SYRIZA members. I said let’s discuss it directly before any other discussion. I even said that the meeting in the KE is without content. For its part, the bureau refused to put any voting issue, there was a rejection, while in my opinion the majority wanted to discuss this issue. Today the organ of SYRIZA was brutally trampled. This is not a matter of political disagreement. But existential.”

“It was pointless for us to stay at the meeting,” emphasized Efi Ahtsioglou, clarifying that he does not leave the party.

As stated by Euclid Tsakalotos leaving, the reason is that their proposal to immediately put to a vote the issue of the referendum on the removal of the executives that the president of SYRIZA, Stefanos Kasselakis, had put to a vote was not accepted by the presidency.

Dimitris Vitsas left the room earlier, in protest of what was being heard according to ERT. Dimitris Vitsas, on his way out, said “I’m leaving, I can’t listen to Kasselakis”.

On his part, Nikos Filis shouted “disgrace” while Stefanos Kasselakis was speaking.

Earlier, Stefanos Kasselakis opened fire in the Central Committee against the SYRIZA executives under deletion, as well as those who oppose his actions, amid applause and disapproval.

“The departure of the executives under deletion, it is not the split of SYRIZA but the beginning of unity“, explained the president of SYRIZA.

The president of SYRIZA in his speech accused the internal party opposition of trying to dissolve SYRIZA, saying that it is not possible to be in the party with what they say and do. At the same time, he insisted that some executives who are against him were undermining SYRIZA under Alexis Tsipras with their attitude.