The timing of the withdrawal is not entirely clear. It will take a few more days to organize the pace that will follow.
By Antonis Anzoletou
The countdown to the second SYRIZA split in a few days has begun. Only this time the “forties” are expected to “hurt” the party much more. Not only because they form the core of the official opposition, but also because they are more numerous and influence more people.
The timing of the withdrawal is not entirely clear. It will take a few more days to organize the pace that will follow. Perhaps until the beginning of next week, without this excluding some intermediate departures due to the sudden change of plans.
In his broadcast premiere, Stefanos Kasselakis showed the way out to those who disagree. “No one has the right to play with the patience and anxiety of the people of SYRIZA. If they have to decide something, let them decide it now”, he said characteristically in “Sto Kokkino”, showing that the “divorce” will be redemptive for both sides.
Stefanos Kasselakis wants to focus on the opposition work, today he will be at the 7th Synod of Thessaloniki and the “Ahtsioglou team” to form a movement that will signal something “new, progressive, big and open” in the world. The “6+6” are reported to have advanced the discussions on the formation of a parliamentary group.
First there are the seven deputies who had signed the harsh and critical text of the Central Committee Committee (Efi Ahtsioglou, Alexis Haritsis, Nasos Iliopoulos, Dimitris Tzanakopoulos, Sia Anagnostopoulou, Meropi Tzoufi, Theano Fotiou). It is estimated that through contacts that have been made yet 1-2 are very close to joining the “6+6”.
To them will be added the Euclid Tsakalotos and Peti Perka who are already waiting for their partners. Speaking to ANT1, the former finance minister pointed out that “10 MPs are needed to form the parliamentary group. It’s an achievable goal, I think. Such a K.O will cover a wide range of issues: economy, labor, culture, Health… These 10 or 12 cover, in a very serious way, a wide range of issues with great seriousness”.
In the SYRIZA camps there is a “barometric low” and coexistence is expected to be very difficult in the coming days in the Parliament. On Wednesday, the pre-day debate on the summer disasters in Thessaly and Evros will take place, while the top battle of the budget starts on Thursday.
On Friday, the requests of SYRIZA and PASOK for the establishment of a preliminary investigation committee for the Tempe accident will be discussed. Difficult balances and awkward “cohabitations” will take place in the seats of the Parliament. Certainly this image of rupture costs the public image of the official opposition.
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